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Family Literacy Program - Teaching Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

  • 44 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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About Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)


235 Nicoll St, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.


In fiscal year 2016, the U.S. government invited 97,263 refugees from all over the world to come to this country. Over 900 came to Connecticut, where they were placed with one of three refugee agencies, including IRIS, which welcomed 475. Their needs are significant and IRIS is their primary resource as they begin to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement. IRIS helps refugees on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States
IRIS provides a wide array of services to these new Americans including daily English lessons, education and youth programs, access to health care and a thorough multi-day cultural orientation. IRIS also works intensively with each new arrival to begin the important work of finding employment. IRIS attempts to meet all of the needs of its clients by providing extra services including a women’s group and a variety of young people’s groups. And if family members have been left behind, our legal office will work to reunite them.


Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
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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