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Mon Sep 19, 2016 02:30 PM - Mon Dec 19, 2016 04:30 PM


Hoover High School4800 Aurora AveDes Moines, IA 50310


Hands-on volunteers with education experience and an interest in refugee issues wanted for SHINE! Students Helping Iowa’s Newcomers Excel (SHINE!) celebrates diversity, fosters resiliency, and encourages refugee and immigrant youth to reach their full potential. The weekly after-school program for high school students builds a peer mentor base to strengthen social and academic support for refugee youth. The program includes language learning, cultural orientation, and community exploration. Volunteers are asked to assist AmeriCorps VISTA members in teaching weekly classes, chaperoning field trips, and if interested will be invited to help plan lessons. Interested volunteers should contact Julianna for more information: volunteer@uscri-desmoines.org or 515-528-7525x2508.


  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly for one semester
  • experience teaching or working with multicultural youth preferred
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