Houston, TX 77081
If you are interested in this position after reading through the below description and requirements, please apply here: https://www.pairhouston.org/global-scholars-volunteer-application Thank you! Mission: PAIR empowers refugee youth to become community leaders. Through mentoring, tutoring, college access, and leadership development programs, PAIR equips students with life and academic skills for success. Purpose: Support an 11th or 12th grade refugee student and their academic success by mentoring them with a focus on graduating from high school, exploring careers, and applying for post-secondary education opportunities. Responsibilities and Specific Duties: Commit to building a supportive relationship with a refugee student Complete and submit activity log within 24 hours after each contact with mentee Maintain regular contact with Program Manager or Program Coordinator to provide program feedback and communicate progress, issues, and successes Utilize PAIR guidance materials and strive to achieve program objectives Utilize PAIR resource list to connect student with additional community and educational resources to meet student needs as they are identified Attend ongoing mentor training as needed (more details below) Qualifications: 21 years of age or older Attend training and complete background check (more details below) Access to a vehicle, auto insurance, and a good driving record Sincere interest in being a supportive figure in the life of a young refugee Ability to empathize with young people from different backgrounds, and take a non-judgmental approach to working with them Active listening skills Flexibility and reliability Willingness to adhere to all program policies and procedures Preferred: experience working with youth and/or international populations Time Commitment: Mentors must be dedicated to being a consistent presence for the duration of the program, a one-year relationship commitment with the mentee. Program dates are from September 2023 to August 2024 Mentor for a minimum of 6 hours per month, meeting in-person with mentee at least twice per month. Given the scale of needs specific to refugees, mentors should expect to spend 6-10 hours per month in person with the mentee to fully achieve program goals. Note about additional mentoring time in the summer months: For 12th grade students, this time is to support their transition to post-secondary education For 11th grade students, this time will serve as a bridge to their next mentors. If assigned to a mentee in 11th grade, the mentor will be eligible to continue in the following school year with approval from the mentee and the Senior Program Manager Volunteering Location: Mentors MUST be able to travel to the Gulfton/Sharpstown area of Southwest Houston AT LEAST twice a month. Each mentor-mentee pair will arrange the time and location of their meetings. Meetings will include visits at the student’s home and with the student’s parent(s), and may include other family members in the student’s environment. Training and Support Provided: All mentors must attend and actively participate in a mandatory in-person orientation and training session. This training will include an overview of refugees and U.S. resettlement as well as assets, strengths and challenges of refugee youth. Accepted mentors must also attend ongoing in-person or virtual mentor training as needed, including at least 2 mentor group meetings/events per year. PAIR staff and curriculum resources are available to support and facilitate successful mentor-mentee relationships, including a curriculum with structured activities and strategies for college access. Benefits: Exposure to new cultures; developing a greater appreciation for diversity and understanding of Houston’s refugee community Gain or improve skills such as mentoring, tutoring, working with youth, working with English language learners, and cultural competency; as well as communication, teamwork, and leadership skills Personal growth and opportunity to have fun! Application and Screening Procedures: Submit application here: Global Scholars Volunteer Application - PAIR Houston Interview and three reference checks must be provided and completed Sterling Background Check must be completed through PAIR after initial screening Contact Information: Please contact Allison Hall, PAIR’s Community Engagement Manager, with any questions or concerns you may have about the application process or volunteering with PAIR: email@example.com (713) 771-1111 (PAIR Office)
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2023
Houston, TX 77056
THIS POST IS NOT AN APPLICATION. RESPONDING TO THIS POST DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU TO VOLUNTEER. If you are interested in volunteering after reading this description, you must email your resume and weekly availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Assist a refugee student with English tutoring and practice to prepare for college! Qualifications: Must be a woman 18 years or older Must pass VIPS background check (provided after initial screening) Must be able to tutor a student at least once a week in person at the PAIR office (address listed below). Student is open to meeting for tutoring more than once a week. May arrange to come 1-2 hours at a time anytime Mon - Fri from 10 am - 7 pm. Can discuss further flexibility if this time does not work. Must commit to one semester of tutoring, likely with option to extend the commitment if desired Must complete brief PAIR orientation Preferred experience with English language learners or teaching ESL; not required. PAIR will provide resources and training to qualified and dependable candidates Must be as dedicated as our student! Please don't hesitate to reach out to email@example.com with any questions you may have!
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2023