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MUJERES UNIDAS AVANZANDO INC

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Volunteer Position: ESOL Conversation Group Facilitator

When: Fall 2019

Where: Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)

54 Clayton Street

Dorchester, MA 02122

Agency Overview/Mission: At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help adults break the barriers that stand in the way of their social and economic growth. Through our programs, MUA serves low-income residents from Dorchester and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods, the clear majority of whom are Latina, although any woman is welcome to take advantage of our programs and services*. We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes; High School Equivalency preparation in Spanish (Hi-SET); computer classes; health workshops and focus groups; HHA and Phlebotomy trainings; Citizenship Preparation; counseling; basic needs referrals and assistance; Family Literacy; one-on-one tutoring provided by volunteers; pull-out sessions for struggling students; and on-site child care for mothers with pre-school aged children participating in MUA’s program. Our day classes run from 9:30-12:00 and 12:30-3:00, and our evening program runs from 5:30-9:00. All services are free.

*Please note that our day program is open to women only, but our evening program is open to women and men.

Duties/Projects: (*Flexible. Volunteer ideas and creativity are encouraged!)

  • Plan and facilitate a conversation group for students to practice their English speaking skills. (Groups should run for about one hour.)
  • Ensure the participation of all students.
  • Emphasize respect within the group. Allow everyone to be heard and respected.
  • **Note: MUA has a number of resources volunteers can use for assistance in planning and executing their conversation groups.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit students from our ESOL classes to join the groups, and will try to group students by speaking proficiency level as much as possible.

Time Commitment:

  • We ask that volunteers commit to facilitating at leastone conversation group per month for the fall semester (September - December).
  • Specific dates and times will be established with Volunteer Coordinator.
  • If for any reason you cannot make your volunteer shift, please email or call us as soon as possible.
  • ****Note: Conversation Groups are offered on Fridays only.

Requirements:

  • Comfort facilitating a group of adults.
  • Social, friendly, and creative!
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team environment.
  • Organized, dedicated, and responsible.
  • Desire and ability to work with people from diverse, cultural, linguistic, racial, and economic backgrounds.
  • Self-driven and results-oriented, with a focus on high quality service.
  • Open-minded and respectful.

*The following skills are preferred but not required.

  • Bilingual (especially English-Spanish).
  • Prior teaching experience (especially in ABE/ESOL).

Perks:

  • Accessible via the MBTA and close to UMASS/Boston.
  • An authentic environment to practice language skills.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience.
  • Casual work environment and flexible hours.
  • Participate in special events according to MUA’s calendar, with free food and entertainment!

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About MUJERES UNIDAS AVANZANDO INC

Location:

54 CLAYTON ST, DORCHESTER, MA 02122, US

Mission Statement

At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help women to break the barriers that stand in the way of the social and economic growth of women and their families. We strive to offer an educational program that provides low-income girls and women and their families the tools and resources they need to empower themselves, to take control of their lives, and to participate more actively in political, social and economic life in the United States.Through our programs, MUA serves low-income residents from Dorchester and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods, the clear majority of whom are Latina, although any woman is welcome to take advantage of our programs and services.

Description

We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes; High School Equivalency preparation in Spanish (Hi-SET); computer classes; health workshops and focus groups; HHA and Phlebotomy trainings; Citizenship Preparation; counseling; basic needs referrals and assistance; Family Literacy; one-on-one tutoring provided by volunteers; pull-out sessions for struggling students in Pre-ESOL and ESOL; and on-site child care for mothers with pre-school aged children participating in MUA’s program.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, we will also be offering a night program open to women and men, featuring ESOL classes (Tuesday - Thursday) and Hi-SET classes (Monday - Thursday). All services are free.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

54 Clayton StreetBoston, MA 02122

(42.30242,-71.05602)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • English
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask that volunteers commit to facilitating at least one conversation group per month for the fall semester (September – December). Specific dates and times will be established with Volunteer Coordinator.

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