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U.S. Citizenship Mock Interview Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: San Jose Public Library - Educational Park Branch Library

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Position Overview:

Help people to become US citizens! Citizenship classes are offered once a week and we want to provide tools and knowledge needed to pass the citizenship exam with Citizenship Mock Interviews.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate one-hour mock interviews at the library
  • Encourage students in their efforts and be a positive role model
  • Review students' citizenship mock interview and provide appropriate feedback
  • Be punctual and professional in class
  • Keep attendance records
  • Attend training by library staff and maintain ongoing communication with Citizenship Class Coordinator.

Benefits:

  • Satisfaction that you have changed the lives of residents of the community
  • Opportunity to learn more about other cultures and beliefs by working with students
  • Your community involvement and tutoring work provide real-life skills and experiences that you can include on future resum├ęs and applications.

Training/Support Available:

  • Orientation and training from library staff
  • Access to library resources and citizenship materials
  • Continued staff guidance and support throughout the entire series of classes.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Ability to speak, write and read English with proficiency
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese preferred
  • U.S. Citizen, through birth or naturalization
  • Strong ambition to serve the community
  • Knowledge of citizenship resources preferred
  • Prior tutoring or teaching experience preferred
  • Good person-to-person skills: dependable, prompt, patient and flexible, respectful, able to maintain confidentiality
  • A willingness to be open to other cultures and ways of thinking
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fingerprint clearance required (SJPL will covers the cost)

Commitment:

  • Meet regularly with staff to assess the program (at least once a week)
  • Commitment of one-hour weekly citizenship mock interview for a period of 6 months, unless otherwise negotiated in advance.

Day available to volunteer: Wednesdays from 4-5pm

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About San Jose Public Library - Educational Park Branch Library

Location:

1772 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95133, US

Mission Statement

San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. San Jose Public Library is a winner of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Recipients are selected because of their innovative approaches to public service and the contribution they make to the educational, civic, cultural and economic development goals of their communities.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Wed Jan 18, 2023 - Wed Mar 22, 2023
03:45 PM - 05:15 PM

WHERE

1772 Educational Park DriveSan Jose, CA 95133

(37.36565,-121.85777)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 6 months
  • Fingerprint clearance required (SJPL will covers the cost)

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