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Spanish-Speaking Mentorship Volunteer Opportunity

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Recruiting Organization: Project Rousseau

At Project Rousseau, we take a holistic approach to our students’ education and development because we believe that academic problems rarely just have academic causes. Our Student Needs pillar is crucial to this approach. Our Student Needs team supports students with any hardships at home and urgent needs. Project Rousseau assists students in coordinating housing, food, and other social services for their families. We also provide a comprehensive support network complete with referrals to medical, legal, and other professionals as required.

We are seeking Spanish-speaking mentors to support our staff in coordinating services for our very highest-need students who speak Spanish as a first (or second) language. Many of these students are newly arrived to the United States and will have fled violence on their path to America.

This position is best for individuals based in NYC who are able to work in person and are willing to meet students at our office (midtown)

As a mentor, individuals are expected to:

  • Provide socio-emotional support for students who have experienced significant hardship
  • Support students with English language learning
  • Communicate with Project Rousseau staff when Student Needs concerns arise
  • Create a welcome and inclusive environment for students at the Project Rousseau office with mentorship in their native language.

Volunteers who Succeed in This Role are:

  • Native or professional fluency in Spanish
  • Passionate about Project Rousseau’s mission
  • Excited by the opportunity work with students
  • Excellent communicators, as constant communication is essential to working with the populations we serve
  • Located in NYC and willing to work in person

All volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal record screening.

This is a voluntary position for between 2 and 10 hours per week.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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