Become a Nester: Work with children living in Tijuana shelters
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The Nest is a safe engaging space where young children (1-6 years old) can play and explore. It is a peaceful refuge from the overcrowded living conditions that families endure as they wait for months at a time for their immigration interviews at the US Border. Equipped with open-ended materials that spark creativity and curiosity, The Nest offers children what all children need to ensure healthy development - the right to play. Away from the overcrowded shelter where each family shares a single bed and conversations amongst adults are always within earshot of children, The Nest is a protected space free of adult concerns - it is a place where children can be children!
Building on our unique model of working hand in hand with the communities we serve, Nest Tijuana is staffed by two types of volunteers: community volunteers (in this case the asylum-seeking adults from the shelters we serve), and teachers from the global community who volunteer their time. As such, The Nest provides a unique opportunity to serve the needs of displaced children while interacting closely with adult refugees who have brought their children to the border in hopes of finding safety in the US.
About PEDAGOGICAL INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES
PO BOX 26066, LOS ANGELES, CA 90026, US
The mission of the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles is to enrich the global community and enhance children’s lives through innovative education, mentoring, and community outreach.
The Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles (PILA), was founded in 2014 by a group of educators and local citizens who believe that all children are rich in potential and teeming with ideas and theories. We affirm that children, regardless of economic or geographic considerations, are entitled to an education that sparks curiosity, wonder and innate desire to make meaning in the world. To this end, we come together to support children and teachers in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles and in refugee settlements abroad.
We'll work with your schedule.
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Child Welfare
- Child Care
- Child Development
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- "Nesters" make a minimum commitment of 5 consecutive days. When possible, more than 5 days is preferable. The week begins on Thursdays and ends on Mondays.
- While we love when trained teachers volunteer, those with related experience with children are welcome.