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Learning Center Workshop Volunteer

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BakerRipley

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Students in Economic Initiatives Verizon Learning Center come to BakerRipley to learn computer skills for jobs and education.

The Workshop Volunteer has a vital role in helping BakerRipley students with duties such as: answering the phone, greeting people as they come in, answering any questions about the programs, and giving tours periodically as people would like to see the space. They will also assist with workshops. During this time they will help set up, prep materials, and possibly lead a class if they would like.

What will this achieve?
The duties of the Workshop Volunteer will allow for programming to be operating at maximum efficiency, while making the Learning Center a safe and essential space to learn in.

What will I need to do?
-Check voicemails and return phone calls as needed, to provide information.
-Greet people, answer questions on programming.
-Give tours of the different areas.
-Train and be proficient in the center's specialized software & equipment.
-Lead and support (set-up, clean, restock) workshops.
-Other duties specifically around coordination of special events or assignments.

What's required of me to be successful in this role?
-Cultural Sensitivity and Mutual Respect: Ability to interact professionally with students of diverse backgrounds, developing a rapport with students as the primary drivers of their own learning and success.
-Good Interpersonal & Communication skills: Willing to work with students on an individual level and collaboratively lead groups of people in workshops.
-Self-starter skills: Willing to take initiative, and learn new technology.

Where would I be volunteering?
Sharpstown-Gulfton Campus Verizon Learning Center: 6500 Rookin St, Houston, TX 77074

NOTE: Volunteers are required to wear masks for in-person volunteering roles.

What is the time commitment?
-To get you started, we will provide training in our program structure, menu of software, equipment and the main communication tools. -The training will take about 2 hours and will be arranged with one of our team members in November.
-A minimum of 5 hours a week starting in December.
-Preferably Afternoon Shifts
Monday-Friday, Shifts from 1pm-6pm

Who would be my supervisor?
Irene Martinez Batiz - Verizon Learning Center Manager

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About BakerRipley

Location:

4450 HARRISBURG BLVD, Suite 200, HOUSTON, TX 77011, US

Mission Statement

BakerRipley, formerly known as Neighborhood Centers Inc. brings resources, education and connection to more than half a million people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, we have offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. We work with residents in more than 70 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. BakerRipley is a United Way agency.

Description

BakerRipley has a rich history in building communities that work since its early days when it was part of the Settlement House movement in the early 1900′s. When Alice Graham Baker founded the agency in 1907, the main intention behind it all was to help every resident of Houston have an opportunity for an education, for health, for work, and to become an informed participant in democracy.

100 years later, the purpose of BakerRipley hasn’t changed one bit.

What makes Houston so great are our vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods - the true engines of any metro. We believe that neighborhoods are the bridges between individuals and the regional economy. When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

We exist to keep our region a place of opportunity for everyone who is working for a better life.

BakerRipley is the largest charitable organization in Texas and hosts a network of over 70 services sites that helps more than half a million people each year. We fulfill our mission to bring resources, education, and connection by working with our neighbors side by side.

When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

BakerRipley is leading the way for building healthy neighborhoods across the country.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Gulfton Campus 6500 Rookin Houston, TX 770746500 RookinHouston, TX 77074

(29.71072,-95.49761)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • -A minimum of 5 hours a week starting in December. -Preferably Afternoon Shifts Monday-Friday, Shifts from 1pm-6pm
  • -To get you started, we will provide training in our program structure, menu of software, equipment and the main communication tools. -The training will take about 2 hours and will be arranged with one of our team members in November.

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