Purpose/objective: KOM leads afterschool programs with Humboldt and Harding high schools in St. Paul to provide academic, cultural and social support for Karen refugee youth who have been in the U.S. under 5 years. Tutors focus on academic support by providing homework help for students.
*Due to COVID-19, tutoring is happening online. Distance learning has been challenging for our youth and staff, so we need use your support!*
Help high school students with homework in small groups
Homework subjects vary by student, but include general high school courses (English reading and writing, History, Math, Science)
Encourage students to practice study skills
Time commitment: Tutor during the afterschool program on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Times range from 12:30 to 5:00pm, with some opportunities for day-time tutoring.
Location: Remote volunteer support needed due to COVID-19 (Potential for limited in-person tutoring at a designated location. More info to come)
Qualifications: Patient, flexible and self-motivated college students or adults who have a passion to tutor high school students with limited English proficiency
Measures: Volunteers are required to log their hours at the start and end of their volunteering each day on our sign-in sheet in the classroom. Virtual tutors must log their hours online through our online database system.
Benefits: The tutor has the opportunity to grow their tutoring skills for students with limited English proficiency and enhance their cross-cultural communication skills.
How to apply/contact: Please complete KOM’s Volunteer Application online ( http://www.mnkaren.org/volunteer.htm ) or contact Suzanne Olive to receive a paper application. Volunteers will complete an interview to discuss their availability and interest in tutoring. The volunteer will be connected with the Youth Coordinator who leads the afterschool program.
2353 Rice Street, Suite 240, Roseville, MN 55113, US
Enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota.
Refugees from Burma, mostly from the Karen ethnic group, have been the largest group arriving in the United States for the past 7 years. After fleeing their home country and spending years in refugee camps, Karen people are eager to start their new lives here and build a better future for their children. More than 9,000 Karen and other refugees from Burma now live in St. Paul and its surrounding area, making it the largest Karen community in the country. Offering a wide variety of services in the heart of the Karen community in St. Paul, KOM has quickly become the "go-to" location for refugees from Burma to receive help from staff who share their language and culture. KOM serves over 1,500 refugees from Burma each year in one or more of its core programs: Employment Services, Social Services, Community Health, and Youth Academic and Social Support. In addition, hundreds of refugees come to KOM each month for assistance with various needs that aren’t covered by existing programs, such as reading mail, filling out paperwork, and advocating for their legal rights. Without this support, many refugees would be at risk of losing their jobs, housing, or other resources that give their family stability as they adjust to life in America. TA BLUT DOE MAH (thank you so much) for your support!
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.