JOB DESCRIPTION: Middle School Program Volunteers will support IRC Staff with one-on-one work, small group work, group management and enforcing safety protocols. Assistance will be required for a variety of activities including art, mindfulness, dance, music, yoga, emotional awareness, field trips and more! Volunteers will serve as role models, while bonding with students, and promoting their individual strengths.


Programmatic support is needed after-school from 3:45 and 5:45 pm on Wednesday and Fridays and 1-2 times per month on Saturdays for group field trips, typically between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.



  • Fostering connections with IRC Youth
  • Professional experience working with youth
  • Further understanding of Social Emotional Learning
  • Opportunities to explore San Diego with IRC Youth!
  • Other benefits such as free admission to museums, food, etc. will vary with opportunity
  • Driver Mileage Reimbursement (if cleared and asked to drive)



Afterschool Days:

  • Work one-on-one with high need students for activities
  • Facilitate small activity groups
  • Assist with classroom/ behavioral management
  • Assist with administrative work such as logging attendance/ collecting forms
  • Serve as a good role model to students!


Field Trip Days:

  • Supervise students on buses to destination and back to school campus in El Cajon
  • Supervise students during field trip activities
  • Engage with students during the field trip & participate in activities as needed
  • Monitor the safety of students throughout field trip
  • Support IRC Youth Staff with various administrative tasks (for example, taking attendance, collecting field trip forms, setting up/cleaning up activities) during the field trip
  • Sign up for field trip opportunities and communicate in advance if/when your availability changes



  • Volunteers must commit to AT LEAST 1 day/ week. All volunteer opportunities are in person.

Wednesday (3:45-5:45pm) 

  • Afterschool
  • Montgomery Middle School, El Cajon

Friday (3:45-5:45pm)

  • Afterschool
  • Montgomery Middle School, El Cajon

2 Saturdays/ Month (times vary but will likely be within 10am-4pm)

  • Field trips
  • Location varies



  • Local to San Diego County with ability to get to school sites in El Cajon
  • Be able to pass background check and Live Scan
  • Adhere to all IRC COVID-19 safety protocols, including but not limited to being fully vaccinated, wearing a face covering and social distancing
  • Previous experience with youth and/or multicultural populations preferred
  • Age 18+
  • (To drive) Have valid driver’s license and insurance
  • (To drive) Have safe and ready to drive vehicle


*Diverse volunteers, and volunteers speaking multiple languages such as Pashto, Farsi, Dari, Arabic and Spanish, highly encouraged to apply!