- When women and children come into shelter they are in crisis. The danger that brought them here could extend to where the children attend school. Often they face placing their children in a different school temporarily, which potentially adds on yet another level of stress for the children and mother. Womanspace provides mothers an alternative option of home schooling.
- We need volunteers to provide home schooling services and tutor children at the shelter. Educational volunteers should be retired certified teachers, student teachers and/or community volunteers who love to teach.
- Volunteers would maintain communication with an Educational Coordinator who will oversee the home schooling process. After receiving training on the effects of domestic violence on children, volunteers must commit to a period of six months and will work on an as-needed basis, depending on the shelter clients' needs.
REPORTS TO: Educational Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services
LOCATION: Emergency Services (Shelter)
TIME COMMITMENT: On an as-needed basis, 8 hours per week, commitment of 6 months
POSITION SUMMARY: Provide educational instructions under a home-schooling model to resident children of the Emergency Services.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: Meet Monday through Thursday morning with shelter children who are participating in the Home Schooling Program. Provide instructional lessons utilizing NJ Educational Curriculum. Document all interaction. Work either as a head tutor or assistance. Maintain communication with Educational Coordinator.
TRAINING: Womanspace volunteers are expected to complete trainings on the following topics: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Effects of Domestic Violence on Children. Training related to program activities is also expected.
SUPERVISION: Weekly or bi-weekly meetings with Educational Coordinator.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18