Location: Client's home or another agreed-upon loaction.
Time Commitment: Minimum 6 month commitment. Minimum 2 hours per week.
Responsbilities: Help newly arrived refugees learn English, and practice verbal and written communication. Serve as a friendly face and resource for clients to help them more easily integrate into the community.
Skills/Qualifications: Volunteers must have an excellent command of the English language, be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds, self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision, and able to handle sensitive client information confidentially. Patience and creativity go a long way in this vital, independent role. Previous tutoring experience or knowledge of a second language is helpful, but not required. The IRC offers ESL training and optional curriculum as well as a limited number of additional resources.
How to Apply: Complete a Volunteer Application online. Note: Please upload a resume or CV at the bottom of the application. Once your submission has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted about attending an upcoming volunteer orientation.
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