The digital literacy mentor program will match volunteers with IRC Denver clients with the goal of improving basic computer literacy skills and providing mentors to youth and families to help them excel.
Position details & requirements:
- Able to attend mandatory training/orientation Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at IRC Denver office
- Familiar with computer basics (including, but not limited to, social media, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
- An additional interview with the IRC program team will be required
- Willing to work with families on public transportation to/from library location(s)
- Respond to weekly surveys providing program feedback
- Meet for 1-2 hours per month with IRC team for additional training and check-ins
- Comfortable incorporating career guidance
- Comfortable providing any necessary homework help
- Working with elderly, youth, or families (volunteer can note a preference when applying)
- Meeting time with clients is flexible based on volunteer and client’s schedule
- Commit 2-4 hours per week for 8 months (12 months recommended)
- first cohort will be Feb-May 2018 and each following cohort will be in 4 month increments
Training to be provided:
- Refugee 101, PSS/Trauma, detailed program training
Deadline to apply:
- January 19
- To apply e-mail Ashley.Phelps [at] rescue.org with a letter of interest
More opportunities in Denver, CO
Work one-on-one with clients as they search for jobs, build resumes and practice for job interviews.
Public transportation trainer
Help newly arrived refugees learn to navigate public transportation and get to and from classes, appointments and other important meetings.
ESL enrollment mentor
ESL is one of the most important services refugees need to achieve self-sufficiency. This volunteer position would be working with newly arrived refugees within the first two weeks of their arrival to help them navigate their English classes. The ESL mentor will pick clients up from their home and drive them to their English classes to register.