Family Literacy Program - Teaching Volunteer

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Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

  • 26 people are interested
IRIS Mommy & Me
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Volunteers must be passionate about learning and teaching. Able to speak clearly in an easy to understand manner. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds. Teaching experience preferred in ESOL/ Adult Ed./bicultural education/inter-cultural group facilitation. Phonics instruction is a huge plus! Pro-active, reliable and flexible to the needs of the program. Enjoy being around mothers and young children. Volunteers will c o-teach a beginner or intermediate level English class to a group of mothers along with another volunteer. Lesson plans and materials are provided, but you may add your own activities too! There are opportunities to help with materials creation and lesson planning if interested. Some literacy activities will be with the mothers and children together. May be asked to help with the mothers engage in these family literacy activities and write class notes or report feedback as needed. Monday to Thursday 9:30-12

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Children & Youth Community Immigrants & Refugees


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185 Cold Spring StreetNew Haven, CT 06511



  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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