This position will fulfill a gap for the residents living in NeighborWorks Boise’s affordable multi-family apartment units. Lower income households are usually those who can’t access daycare or other after-school care, and are the families whose children are alone from the hours after school until their parents arrive home later in the evening. By engaging these students after school it helps keep these children out of trouble, encourages them to do homework and study, and develop meaningful relationships outside of school. Through effective outreach and community/resident engagement this position can potentially become a valuable friend and mentor to these students and families who utilize this service on-site in the community centers.
Suggested Activities include:
○ Arts & crafts
○ Homework help/tutoring
○ STEM education opportunities
○ Physical activities (outside games, indoor games, sports)
○ Financial Literacy or English Language skills tutoring
Benefits/Support Provided for the volunteer:
- Getting to know people from another country, build relationships/friendships, build community.
- Opportunities to network and the volunteer to build their resume.
- Help improve student’s school test scores (if tutoring kids), getting to know the youth in the community.
- Ownership of the after school program (ability to craft the program or add to an already established program).
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Physical Education
- Reading / Writing
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible schedule. 2-3 hrs a day. min. once a week
- On-site orientation is required before starting