Cleveland, OH 44102
Adult Tutoring Program Overview We are looking for volunteer tutors to work with Afghan individuals once a week in person for a minimum of 1.5 hours. The majority of the learners are married young women who have no formal education in their own country. Tutors will help the learners with basic conversational skills and cultural connection. An ESL teacher supports tutors by making digital and hands-on materials, activities, and a book available as well as working with them to plan appropriate lessons for their specific learners. Another important piece of our program is digital literacy, helping these parents learn how to navigate the internet. Volunteer tutors meet once a week in person for a minimum of 1.5 hours. Lessons take place in the home of the families. Because of cultural norms, we are only recruiting female volunteers at this time. How to apply Apply at https://trrvolunteerapp.paperform.co/ or contact Amber Sellers ( Amber@refugeeresponse.org) ) The Refugee Response empowers resettled families to grow roots, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. To learn more, go to https://www.refugeeresponse.org/
Date Posted: May 2, 2023
Cleveland, OH 44113
Founded in 2010, The Refugee Response empowers resettled families to grow roots in the Cleveland area, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities . The Youth Mentoring Program has been a hallmark of the organization since our founding, supporting children and youth in grades 4-8 on the West Side of Cleveland through personalized mentoring that includes: academic support, social emotional learning, arts and recreation. Note: Peak volunteer recruitment is in June, July and August. However, it isn’t uncommon for volunteer spaces to become available throughout the year. Volunteers are encouraged to apply at any time of the year. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Expectations 2 hours once a week. Options available: Mondays (5-7pm), Tuesdays (5-7pm), Wednesdays (3-5pm) or Thursdays (3-5pm). Commit to building long-term relationships with students and supporting them throughout the full academic year . Provide academic, social and emotional support to refugee-background youth; Refer students to The Refugee Response staff if and when students are facing challenges that require more intensive, in-person assistance. 1-2 hours per month on communication with TRR staff and participating in training and other community-building events for TRR volunteers. Qualifications Ability to work as part of a group alongside students, other mentors and The Refugee Response staff, Ability to pass a background check and undergo the training required of all volunteers. Experience with volunteering and awareness of intercultural communication, migration experiences, and child education are preferred. Special skills in arts education, trauma-informed care, English as a Second Language, health and wellness, or other relevant topics in youth education, encouraged. Knowledge of other languages than English is a plus (particularly the home languages prevalent amongst our youth, including Arabic, Swahili, Pashto, Masalit, Karen, Kinyabwisha, etc.) At The Refugee Response, we encourage committed, engaged, and intentional mentoring relationships that go beyond tutoring or teaching by creating ties of solidarity in our shared community. A helpful way to think about mentoring is as a relationship based on mutual accompaniment, in which you and your mentee are learning from one another. Mentors engage in active listening and recognize and respect mentees' own forms of knowledge and experience, while they support mentees to accomplish their own academic and personal goals. Our mentors come from all different backgrounds, each with their own unique skill set. The common thread is their commitment to making our newest community members feel welcome. Mentors have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of resettled families through the simple gift of their time. By being a consistent and positive presence in the lives of your mentee you can help them build confidence and truly become a part of the community that they now call home. How to Apply Those interested should submit an online application https://trrvolunteerapp.paperform.co/ and schedule an interview with The Refugee Response to learn more about the mentoring role and the work of our organization. Visit our website to hear what it's like to mentor from members of our current mentor team, and review program requirements. If you have more questions, contact Kate Nickley, Youth Mentoring Program Manager, Kate@RefugeeResponse.org or Sa Tun Bo Bo, Program Coordinator, email@example.com. Safety Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Youth Mentoring Program adheres to guidelines and policies that follow the guidelines, policies, and best practices of the State of Ohio Health Department, the Center for Disease Control, and mandates by the City of Cleveland. These guidelines are meant to help prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus with the safety of both volunteers, clients, and staff in mind. Best safety practices for Covid-19 will be observed at the Learning Lab. For the safety of the community, masks are always encouraged. Further actions including temperature checks, mandatory hand washing and mask wearing, will be required as conditions warrant. All Learning Lab Mentors are required to sign a COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Waiver as part of their onboarding prior to being cleared to participate in the Youth Mentoring Program.
Date Posted: May 2, 2023