Start and End Date: As soon as possible! Ongoing opportunity.
PURPOSE Volunteers will support refugee students either during class time or in a one-on-one capacity outside of regularly scheduled class time in order to assist with course content, homework, curriculum retention, and/or certification preparation (Azure or AWS, depending on the student).
The IT course is a 9-month course offered through the Utah Refugee Center aimed at preparing students to pass the a certification exam (Azure or AWS, depending on the student). The material is catered toward those who do not necessarily have a background in IT, but who are dedicated to the content and interested in working toward a career in the IT field.
Meet weekly either with the full class or one-on-one with an assigned student (previously in person, but virtually/online is required during COVID)
Help student(s) with their weekly homework assignments and class projects
Comfortable working with adults
Verbal communication skills
Adaptability and patience
Passed background check (free through our office -- we provide you with what you need)
1-3 hours per week
BENEFITS/SUPPORT PROVIDED The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about refugees as well as practice skills such as tutoring, public speaking, and presentation. Volunteers will also have the chance to network with other volunteers/professionals in various tech-related fields.
The amount of material each student completes
Number of students who become certified
Number of students who go on to pursue field-related employment opportunities
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5+
Staff Point of Contact: Sunni Ryan
Volunteer Point of Contact: Megan McLaws; email@example.com
The Utah Refugee Center serves two purposes: to foster opportunities for refugees to access family-sustaining employment, and to support refugee communities’ efforts to find appropriate solutions towards integration.
As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Center offers employment, intake, and program services to assist refugees in Salt Lake City with their integration journey. We serve as a hub that offers commonly needed services such as job search assistance, ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. We also leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free trainings and programs for adults and youth with interests ranging from I.T. and computer programming to leadership and public speaking to sewing and product development. If you are interested in serving your local refugee community, we have an opportunity for you!
Computers & Technology
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.