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Children's Summer Learning Program Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

  • Commitment: 3 months; early June - August
  • Hours per week needed : 4-25
  • Days/times preferred: Mornings
  • Requirements : Volunteers must have had prior teaching experience and have spent time working in a classroom with children. Classroom management experience is a must. Multi-cultural and culturally-responsive education background preferred. Cross cultural communication skills and ESOL teaching experience are a plus. We also hope to attract volunteers who identify with historically underrepresented groups who will be able to work alongside refugee and immigrant youth in navigating American school systems as young People of Color.
  • Duties: Volunteers assist with the daily operation of a Summer Learning Program for 50-100 refugee students with varying levels of English proficiency. Volunteers and interns will help facilitate activities, teach lessons, organize games, and ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for the kids.

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About Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Location:

235 Nicoll Street, 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The mission of IRIS is to enable refugees and other displaced people to establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.

Description

In fiscal year 2016, the U.S. government invited 97,263 refugees from all over the world to come to this country. Over 900 came to Connecticut, where they were placed with one of three refugee agencies, including IRIS, which welcomed 475. Their needs are significant and IRIS is their primary resource as they begin to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement. IRIS helps refugees on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States
IRIS provides a wide array of services to these new Americans including daily English lessons, education and youth programs, access to health care and a thorough multi-day cultural orientation. IRIS also works intensively with each new arrival to begin the important work of finding employment. IRIS attempts to meet all of the needs of its clients by providing extra services including a women’s group and a variety of young people’s groups. And if family members have been left behind, our legal office will work to reunite them.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New Haven, CT 06511

(41.32129,-72.92834)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-25 hours/week, approx. 3 months

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