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Early Childhood Education Classroom Aid

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The Refugee Education Center

  • 6 people are interested

Lend a helping hand at our Hands Connected Centers! Working with children ages 0-5, Be a teacher aid and classroom mentor by reading with students, playing outside, tidying the classroom and more.

Early Childhood volunteer will assist Hands Connected center staff with maintaining the safety and care of the children at the center. Most of the work will be playing with children, supporting art and sensory activities, and participating in outdoor play. Position is designed to allow an individual seeking experience with duties aligned with early childhood education and child development with diverse populations.

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About The Refugee Education Center


2130 Enterprise St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

To support refugee children and families to gain the necessary skills for seamless and successful integration into the community through providing comprehensive educational support and youth development services, along with fostering cultural knowledge and understanding.


Founded in 2006 by immigrants and refugees, the Refugee Education & Cultural Center (REC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its goal is to support families and individuals to gain the skills necessary for successful integration into the community.

The main objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Empower refugee families to succeed in school and in life.
  • Support refugee children to finish school and become self-sufficient.
  • Provide refugee families a place to socialize to strengthen their families and their communities.
  • Foster a lasting sense of community that will benefit both refugee and non-refugee families alike.
  • Foster leadership development in the refugee community.
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


2530 Eastern Ave SEGrand Rapids, MI 49507



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Care
  • General Education
  • Child Development


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We expect you to be with us for a 6 month commitment at one period of time.
  • We also need you to take a TB test before volunteering with us, and we can help you with finding testing locations.

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