After-School Program Assistant - Passage Point

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YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County

The after-school program at Passage Point is an on-site after-school program that serves primary and secondary students living in our ethnically-diverse housing community. The program offers a supervised, caring environment where youth can connect with tutors and mentors, as well as enjoy educational and recreational activities. Our program promotes racial equity, academic achievement, and social-emotional learning.

We strive to provide our youth with consistency. Thus, we seek volunteers who are interested in supporting our after-school programming at least once per week for at least four months. Having a regular, ongoing presence in the program helps volunteers build strong relationships with our children youth.

Our program runs M/Tu/Th/F 4pm-6pm and Wednesdays 2-6pm.

Duties

  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to students
  • Prepare and facilitate activities (e.g. arts and crafts) with students
  • Greet students when they enter the space
  • Engage students in conversation and activities
  • Assist with snack distribution
  • Promote positive peer interactions among students
  • Provide one-on-one and small group assistance with homework or academic needs
  • Redirect negative behavior and resolve conflicts between students
  • Maintain a positive attitude and remain patient with students
  • Help prepare and clean space

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with youth in tutoring or mentoring role
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Ability to motivate and provide direction, as well as excitement for teaching or tutoring
  • Patience and understanding of barriers faced by youth with multiple life transitions and how this affects their focus, learning, behavior, and consistency
  • Must be able to support and affirm youth with diverse cultures, racial and ethnic identities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, abilities, and countries of origin
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Able to make a three month commitment

All volunteers will also attend a site orientation with supervisor that covers an introduction to the program and the position.  Continued coaching will be provided by supervisor and on-site program staff.

All YWCA ongoing volunteers and interns must complete all the following steps before starting:

  • Create an online volunteer profile and apply for the volunteer position
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Submit two character references
  • Criminal Background Check (at the YWCA's expense)

All YWCA volunteers under age 16 are required to have a parent or guardian volunteer with them.

To complete court-ordered community service hours with YWCA, you must contact Volunteer Services and be cleared before you begin your volunteer hours. Contact us at 206.461.3214 or volunteer@ywcaworks.org.

Contact us at volunteer@ywcaworks.org to get started!

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About YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County

Location:

1118 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.

Description

We believe that, working together, we can create a community where:

  • All women and families have a safe, stable place to live.
  • All adults have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and achieve self-sufficiency.
  • All children and youth can develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
  • All people can live in dignity - free from violence, racism and discrimination.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15900 227th Ave SEYWCA Passage PointMaple Valley, WA 98038

(47.36163,-122.03869)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Once a week on M/Tu/Th or F 4pm-6pm and Wednesdays 2-6pm.

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