(37.26766,-121.821144)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

101 Branham Ln. EastSan Jose, CA 95111


About

Position Overview:

Help new Americans become citizens! Citizenship classes are offered once a week and provide tools and knowledge needed to pass the citizenship exam.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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 resum├ęs and applications.

Training/Support Available:

  • 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

Commitment:

  • 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.

Skills

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Bilingual

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 12 months

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