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RISE Tutor for High School (grades 9-12)

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Recruiting Organization: Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization - IRCO

Program Area: RISE (Refugee & Immigrant Student Empowerment Program) Youth

Location: David Douglas High School (1001 SE 135th Ave) -

In-person Schedule: Monday- Thursday from 2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Program Description: The Refugee and Immigrant Student Empowerment (RISE) program is an educational enrichment program for recently arrived refugee and immigrant students in grades 9-12. RISE is delivered as a drop-in program that provides tutoring services to an average of 10-20 students a day. RISE aims to develop the academic skills and confidence to support the success of these students in American educational systems through tutoring, conversational activities, art-based activities, field trips, and family nights.

Position Summary: RISE volunteers act as tutors, mentors, and group facilitators. They provide academic support and assistance, facilitate activities and games (when needed) and help students practice English and build community. Volunteers can also participate in family engagement events and field trips.

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Strong educational foundation in one or more of the following subjects: Math, English (Literature & Composition), Sciences, Foreign Language.
  • Ideal volunteers have experience in teaching, tutoring, or group facilitation and/or speaking Somali, Karen, Burmese, Nepali, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, or Vietnamese.
  • RISE places a large emphasis on community building and as a result, we are looking for volunteers who are compassionate, hardworking, possess a good sense of humor, and can adapt to various situations and learning needs.

Time Commitment: Volunteers must commit to at least one day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) per week from 2:30 - 5:00 pm from mid-January 2022 to mid-June 2022


  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Pass a criminal background check Age

Requirement: 18+


Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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