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PANDEMIC PROFESSORS, INC.

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Pandemic Professors, a 501c3 organization, was founded in April by Berkeley alumni to achieve the mission of facilitating free online tutoring to low-income communities affected by the pandemic. It is a 100% volunteer-based organization. Our philosophy not only supports academic achievements, but also emphasizes the importance of socio-emotional health in these isolating times.

We currently serve over 200 underserved students with the help of 150 dedicated volunteer staff and tutors. With the significant demand that we are seeing, we want to be able to serve more families and communities in need. We need your help!

With the huge influx of students, we are asking people to volunteer with us.

Becoming a Remote Volunteer Staff/Consultant:
As a volunteer staff or consultant, you will help the organization run smoothly and deliver the best services possible to students in need. We are looking to expand our capacities and optimize our services using data-driven decision making and human-centered design. Your position will depend upon your personal goals and skills.

Specific professional background or interests include:
-Project management (especially those with training/experience in agile project management)
-User experience researchers and designers
-Web/graphic designers
-Data scientists and data engineers
-Fundraising & development
-Grant writing
-Marketing & Social Media
-Accounting
-Legal services

Requirements:
-5 or more hours per week (flexibility for work schedules and life responsibilities)
-Being reliable and honest concerning your limitations
-Willingness work with a team

This is not only a way to help those in need and to benefit your personal resume, but also a way to build community. We are here to support each other through this time as well and hope you join us!

Volunteer Staff Applications (it only takes 2 mins!): https://forms.gle/8pUrPLaXwXa3LARs9

Important note:
The above link is for volunteer intern/staff/consultant positions. If you wish to tutor with us, please apply here instead: https://forms.gle/Q7UgbKVSwyCBNkfA7

If you have any questions about our need for tech industry volunteers, please contact Alissa Stover, Director of Operations and UX/Service Research & Design, at alissa.stover@pandemicprofessors.org.

If you would like to contribute to the organization beyond volunteering (e.g. by way of partnership or in-kind donations), please contact Sara Ellis, Director of Program Services and Development sara.ellis@pandemicprofessors.org

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About PANDEMIC PROFESSORS, INC.

Location:

512 W 156th St., Apt 22, New York City, NY 10032, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Pandemic Professors is to facilitate free tutoring to children in low-income communities impacted by the pandemic.

Description

At Pandemic Professors, we believe all K-12 students deserve an opportunity to receive free supplemental learning through private tutoring, in order to help them remain on track and meet their educational goals. Our organization was founded to match underserved students across the United States with free online tutors to more safely help during this unprecedented crisis and beyond.

Historically, students in underserved communities are at greater risk of falling behind in academics and socio-emotional skills. Much like Hurricane Katrina, the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating the plethora of academic and personal challenges these students already face. Our organization presents students in low-income communities with opportunities to strengthen subject comprehension and boost confidence. The needs, strengths, and voices of the impacted students drive our family-centered philosophy and evidence-based practices.

Together with our partners, Pandemic Professors combats adverse effects on learning resulting from the pandemic and exacerbated by poverty. Students in underserved communities don’t lack a hunger for knowledge, they lack the means to access quality tutoring. Pandemic Professors provides effective tools for students to complete their K-12 education, and we will continue to work with our students after the pandemic until the educational gap is resolved. We sincerely hope you consider joining us in the fight to improve the lives of students adversely affected by poverty and the pandemic.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Accounting
  • Graphic Design
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5 or more hours per week (flexibility for work schedules and life responsibilities)

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