Help new Americans become citizens! Citizenship classes are offered once a week and provide tools and knowledge needed to pass the citizenship exam.
- Instruct a weekly, two-hour citizenship class at the library
- Prepare a lesson plan for each class (training is provided)
- Encourage students in their efforts and be a positive role model
- Review students work and provide appropriate feedback
- Facilitate mock interviews at the library
- Be punctual and professional in class
- Keep attendance records
- Attend training by library staff and maintain ongoing communication with Volunteer Coordinator.
- Satisfaction that you have changed the lives of residents of the community
- Opportunity to learn more about other cultures and beliefs by working with students
- Your community involvement and tutoring work provide real-life skills and experiences that you can include on future resumés and applications.
- Orientation and training from library staff
- Access to library resources and citizenship materials
- Continued staff guidance and support throughout the entire series of classes.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Age 21 or older
- Ability to speak, write and read English with proficiency
- U.S. Citizen, through birth or naturalization
- Strong ambition to serve the community
- Knowledge of citizenship resources preferred
- Prior tutoring or teaching experience
- Good person-to-person skills: dependable, prompt, patient and flexible, respectful, able to maintain confidentiality
- A willingness to be open to other cultures and ways of thinking;
- Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese preferred
- Basic computer skills
- Fingerprint clearance required
- Twelve month commitment
- Meet regularly with staff to assess the program
- Commitment of a two-hour weekly class and one-hour lesson plan preparation for a period of 3 months, unless otherwise negotiated in advance.
- Teaching / Instruction
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 12 months
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