The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Transportation Intern/Volunteer will assist Family Engagement Coordinator with assisting refugee families with navigation of school transportation processes. Position is designed to allow an individual seeking experience with duties aligned with social work, the American educational system, and diverse populations to receive experience in developing diverse communication skills.
Expected Educational Outcomes
Develop an understanding of the day-to-day issues that refugee families face as they become part of contemporary American Society.
Learn the processes associated with the American School system and EL Learners
Foster cultural competence when working with diverse populations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Assist refugee families with school walking routes.
Assist refugee families with identifying school bus stops.
Ride Grand Rapids city bus with refugee students attending GRPS’s Union HS on students first day.
Complete understanding of public bussing system in the greater Grand Rapids Area
Strong verbal skills.
Ability to work with children of all ages (K-12).
Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.