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Empower Immigrant New Yorkers- Become a Citizenship Volunteer!
2 people are interested
Coach students enrolled in Make the Road New York (MRNY) Citizenship classes on their journey to pass their naturalization exams to become US citizens. Volunteers conduct mock interviews with our students which simulate the actual naturalization exam. Through this process, the coaches help students identify areas of study while building English language confidence for English language learners. Volunteers receive training, participate in occasional support meetings, and are supported by MRNY's inspiring staff as well as a peer group of other amazing volunteers .Commitment:
We ask for a commitment of 1 shift per week for three months and consistency. Also, volunteers must be willing to keep good communication with the teachers and peers about absences.
3 shifts Saturday mornings- 2 hours between 9 am and 12:30 pm
1 shift Saturday afternoon- 2 hours between 1:30 and 5:30 pm
1 shift on Monday nights- 2 hours between 6:15-9:15 pm
Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. It is important to us that participants have a strong desire to support and work with the immigrant community, willingness to collaborate and to participate in training and reflections about topics that are of importance to our clients such as privilege, implicit bias, organizing, etc.
Experience with ESOL for adult immigrants can help the volunteer but is not required.
Volunteers will need to be tech savvy as we’re holding classes and mock interviews via Zoom, WhatsApp, and phone.
Great teamwork, communication skills, and an enthusiastic commitment to supporting immigrants in the path to citizenship will be required from all volunteers.
Bilingual volunteers (Spanish/ English) are preferred, although we will also be happy to work with monolingual volunteers who possess a great deal of patience and enthusiasm!
The screening process includes: a volunteer application, reference checks, and an interview. Volunteers also go through an orientation process in addition to screening. We collect background checks from the volunteers when deemed necessary by our HR department.
We require our volunteers to take the NYC mandated "Confronting Sexual Harassment" training. This is a yearly training, meaning it needs to be renewed every year for as long as you volunteer with MRNY.
09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Shifts are 2 hours, Sat mornings, between 9 am and 12 noon
01:30 PM to 04:45 PM
Shifts are 2 hours, Sat afternoons, between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Shifts are 2 hours, Mon evenings, between 6- 9 pm
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Make the Road New York
9210 ROOSEVELT AVE, JACKSON HTS, NY 11372, US
Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.
Make the Road New York forges alliances between New York communities that face shared hardships and injustices. All of the communities in which we work are predominantly populated by poor and working class Latinos, immigrants and African Americans. MRNY ' s 10,000+ members come from over 25 different countries and have a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.
MRNY has centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn ; Jackson Heights, Queens ; Port Richmond, Staten Island ; and Brentwood, Long Island , a nd our membership also draws from the surrounding neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Ridgewood, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Central Islip, and Patchogue. Our advocacy and litigation work affect millions of other low-income and immigrant New Yorkers on the citywide level and increasingly at the state level.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
July 22, 2021
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Adult Education
- Basic Computer Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Commitment: We ask for a commitment of 1 shift per week for three months and consistency. Also, volunteers must be willing to keep good communication with the teachers and peers about absences. Available shifts: 3 shifts Saturday mornings- 2
- Live within NYC's 5 boroughs. It is important that volunteers have a strong desire to support the immigrant community, and have willingness to collaborate and to participate in training about topics that are of importance to our clients.