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VOLUNTEER CITIZENSHIP TUTORs (REMOTE)

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Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

Please note that our office is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we continue to provide our services remotely. For all 2021 (and likely 2022) volunteering opportunities, we will be working remotely until further notice.

Education Services Program: Education Services offers a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in immigration, education and social justice to join a team dedicated to supporting immigrants in meeting basic needs and successfully integrating into their new communities and economies. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a positive difference in the lives of adult immigrants, to learn new skills and to gain a deep appreciation for a diverse range of cultures. Education Services provides many services, including ESOL classes, ESOL conversation groups, citizenship tutoring, individualized career coaching, and computer literacy classes. The ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people is key for any role in this program.

Rian Immigrant Center is currently recruiting volunteer CITIZENSHIP TUTORS to support our immigrant student community and provide space for them to practice their English speaking skills. Volunteers are NOT required to be native English language speakers.

Time Commitment: 1+ hour/week during business hours (Mon-Fri)

Start Date: Ongoing (As of Nov 1, 2021 - actively recruiting for immediate needs)

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized, online citizenship-preparation tutoring to legal permanent residents seeking to naturalize
  • Assess students’ learning needs and utilize and develop existing curricula to meet students’ needs in a virtual setting
  • Document student progress and make regular updates in the citizenship student tracking system
  • Provide a safe, welcoming learning environment for students
  • Coordinate with fellow tutors and the program manager as needed to refer students for legal consultation and other resources
  • Follow up with newly naturalized students to seek input on their interview experience and program feedback
  • Meet with other tutors and program manager in monthly virtual team meetings

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Commitment to learning best practices for preparing students for their citizenship interviews
  • Intercultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively with a diverse student body
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency with Zoom (including screen share feature), Google Drive, email
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with form N-400 questions, preferred
  • Fluency in English (native fluency not required)
  • Strong personal commitment to anti-racism

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Please email your resume and cover letter to volunteering@riancenter.org.
  2. You also need to complete our online application form, which can be found here: https://www.riancenter.org/volunteer-application/

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and language

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About Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

Location:

1 STATE ST, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

Description

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

The Rian Immigrant Center works independently, and in partnership with other organizations to maximize our services for our clients, advocate for the rights of immigrants and change legislation (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) to enable immigrants to become permanent residents and US citizens. We run a number of cross-community, cross-border programs through our partners in Northern Ireland for young unemployed adults. Rian is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. Checkout out our website: www.riancenter.org, Facebook Page and on Twitter: rian_center

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Boston, MA 02109

(42.36606,-71.04829)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • English

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment:  1+ hour/week during business hours (Mon-Fri)

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