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After School Program Instruction Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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Position Description: After school program instructors will lead or assist the lead instructor to deliver afterschool program curriculum and student support. In collaboration with the Youth Coordination VISTA and onsite administrators, the instructors will plan and deliver tutoring sessions, support homework completion and lead other activities to develop refugee youth and their peer mentors.

Background: Refugee youth enter the United States with a variety of social-economic, academic, political and linguistic backgrounds. Many refugee students have spent prolonged amounts of time in refugee camps or settlements. The implications of having limited access to education in refugee camps translates into a harder time adjusting to a formal education setting when they arrive in the United States. IRC’s new youth program is designed to address the needs of refugees and encourage engagement with American peer counterparts.

Skills/Qualifications: Instructors must adapt to client needs in a limited-English environment and work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Volunteers must be willing to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of working with refugee students and their families.

Time Commitment: Instructors are asked to commit to teaching at least one class per week. Currently, classes are conducted M-TH, 3:30-6:00pm. Field trips are conducted one Saturday per month.

IRC asks for a 4-6 month commitment with no maximum. If interested, please submit a volunteer application through this link here.

For further inquiries, please call Ashleigh Bundy at 316-558-8709 or by email at Ashleigh.Bundy [at] rescue.org.

Working with the IRC: Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or persecution. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.     

IRC serves refugees and other migrants in Wichita through extensive programming. Volunteers are the backbone of what we do; without you, the important role we play in helping people rebuild their lives would not be possible. Volunteers can be assured that we will the support and guidance you need to be successful.