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Remote & In-Person Volunteer Opportunity - Support NYC K-8 Students on Saturdays!

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GO Project

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GO School 2021-2022 Saturday Program Volunteer
About the GO Project

The GO Project’s vision is to close the opportunity gap for children from historically under-resourced communities that are struggling in their New York City public school. By providing access to coordinated, comprehensive, and effective programs, GO supports families in ensuring their child’s success in school, at home, and in life.

Founded in 1968, the GO Project has a long history of serving public school children that are struggling academically. The GO Project currently serves 722 students in grades K-8 through our summer (GO Summer) and school year program (GO School). Unique to the GO Project model is the partnership we have developed with independent schools in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. These schools donate space and resources to the GO Project to enable us to operate our programs in a cost efficient manner. Current independent school and host site partners include Grace Church, Grace Church School, LREI, Avenues: The World School, St. Luke’s, and Berkeley Carroll.


GO Project is planning two program tracks for GO School 2021-2022: remote and in-person.

This position is for either fully remote or fully in-person from October 2021 to May 2022. Although we hope to be able to keep both tracks throughout the duration of GO School, we will be following CDC guidelines and regularly evaluating the implications for GO School policies and procedures. In the application, you will be able to specify which track you are applying for or if you have flexibility based on staffing needs and your own comfort level.

Applying for this role is a commitment to either remote or in-person. If you are in-person and CDC guidelines require a shift in programming, you will be asked to pivot to remote instruction.


GO School Volunteering: How YOU Can Help

During the GO School Saturday program, a Head Teacher or program facilitator models a lesson, activity, or project to a cohort of students. Volunteers continue to work with small groups of 2-4 students on the lesson, providing individualized attention which allows the students to thrive. Program volunteers may be placed in an academic classroom setting or in a recess and social emotional learning workshop space, depending on preference and program needs.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Support a cohort of 15 students under Head Teacher/Success Coach’s guidance and in collaboration with co-volunteers and/or Student Teachers
  • Work with small groups of students on academic work and/or social emotional learning activities using active and enthusiastic engagement
  • Help prepare, record, and put away all materials
  • Inspire students to own their academic and social development and to hold themselves to high standards
  • Establish a warm, inviting, and focused classroom environment that welcomes all students in a safe and caring space
  • Develop a classroom culture in which students demonstrate trust in adults and peers by taking intellectual risks, providing and accepting feedback, and celebrating each other’s successes
  • Actively collaborate with campus staff and families to contribute to an efficient and positive campus culture
  • Punctual and consistent attendance with the ability to attend all program dates

Qualifications

  • College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students (16 and up)
  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive
  • Professional work habits
  • Positive, strengths-based communication style
  • Must be available on all of the GO School days without any prior scheduled commitments during the hours of program operation
  • Demonstrated comfort with utilizing Zoom, Google Drive and learning new technology

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities for sustained dedication and commitment
  • Being part of a vibrant and diverse volunteer community

The ideal candidate is also able to clearly demonstrate GO Project Core Values:

  • Achievement. We work together to create opportunities to unlock the potential in ourselves and in others.
  • Support Diversity. We value the different backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences of our diverse community.
  • Participate & Innovate. We are actively engaged in the relentless pursuit of the organization’s mission.
  • Integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and mutual respect amongst our community.
  • Responsibility. We take accountability for ourselves, our decisions, and the people and programs that we oversee.
  • Effort & Enthusiasm. We commit to a conscious exertion of hard work with strong excitement and motivation.

Program Dates and Training:

Volunteers are asked to commit to one or both school year sessions (Oct-Dec and Jan-May) and must be available to attend the dates they commit to. All training sessions are mandatory and cannot be rescheduled although the exact times are TBD. Orientation and Training sessions will be fully remote for the remote-only track, and a mixture of both in-person and remote training for those who are volunteering in our in-person program.

  • For volunteers who join midway through the fall or spring session, training will be offered at various times remotely. Once you submit your application, we will reach out to coordinate.

Orientation: Saturday, October 16 (morning)

Training Sessions: Tuesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 21 (evening), Saturday, January 22


GO School runs on select Saturdays from 8:30am - 1:00 pm (20 Saturdays). Students typically dismiss by 12:45 pm and volunteers help to ensure their classrooms/program spaces are all packed up and debrief with their teacher/program facilitator.


Program Dates:

  • October 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11, 18
  • January 29
  • February 5, 12
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9, 30
  • May 7, 14

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the online application linked here . If for some reason the link isn’t working please copy and paste this link: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepBqB7pIkGa3mLpgGEJki8hVmPP4ScXroK88_InlzJv6VsSA/viewform?usp=sf_link) into your web browser. You will be contacted via email with next steps. We do not accept phone calls at the office.

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About GO Project

Location:

50 Cooper Square, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10003, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to shape the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social, and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. The GO Project provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home, and in life.

Description

The GO Project promotes educational equity by leveraging the resources of the community to close the opportunity gap for under-resourced families who have students that are struggling in the city’s highest need schools. GO currently serves 720 student from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn public schools. Students attend program on Saturdays during the school year, as well as for 5 weeks in the summer. Volunteers work with the classroom teachers to implement lessons and offer the students individualized and small group support. Volunteers are the heart of the GO Project. Working together with other GO staff, the volunteers can help change the students' perception of learning and school.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

86 Fourth AvenueNew York, NY 10003

(40.73184,-73.99056)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • GO School runs on select Saturdays from 8:30am - 1:00 pm (20 Saturdays). October 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11, 18 January 29 February 5, 12 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 30 May 7, 14

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