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Student Support Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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Scope of Work: The Student Support Volunteer will help refugee students in Salt Lake City area navigate their remote, online school work by providing basic academic and tech support for grades K-12th. Please note that this is an in-person opportunity, depending on the specific needs of the matched student. Volunteers will be matched with a student and/or family with kids who need help with their online classes and asked to meet regularly with the student/family to troubleshoot barriers to accessing online classwork. This position is in-person. The position has specific COVID19 procedures and policies in place that must be followed to ensure the safety of all clients, staff, and volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly tutoring and tech support for students who are disproportionately impacted by distance learning, support will be provided in-person.
  • Uphold firm safety guidelines to promote health and wellbeing of clients, staff, and volunteers
  • Communicate with the IRC Education Team on a weekly basis on student progress and challenges experienced

Requirements:

  • Able to commit to at least one shift (around 1-2 hrs.) per week on a consistent basis
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months.
  • Adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies, including confidentiality policies and respect for family experiences
  • Patient, flexible, and reliable
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly in English, knowledge of any of the following languages is a plus: Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Rohingya, Dari/Farsi/Pashto, Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires all volunteers who are interested in providing in-person support for our work to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be onboarded for the position. If proof of vaccine cannot be provided, volunteers may still apply for virtual-only roles.

Next Steps:

  • Attend a general volunteer orientation to learn more about the IRC, the people we serve and the volunteer opportunities we host. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/FVjFCTJ
  • Attend Student Support Volunteer Training with the IRC Education team: It will be scheduled one-on-one.
  • All volunteers must clear a background check. We ask for a $45 donation to help cover the cost. Steps for this will be provided after you have attended both trainings.

Questions?

Please email us at volunteerSLC [at] rescue.org.