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Women’s Resilience Center English Conversation Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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TITLE: Women’s Resilience Center Volunteer

LOCATION: Online

START DATE: ASAP

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 28 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF WOMEN’S RESILIENCE CENTER VOLUNTEER WORK:

Volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of English Conversation Sessions within the Women’s Resilience Center (WRC). These interactive sessions are hosted online, via ZOOM, where volunteers create a safe, welcoming space to practice English with WRC members. Keeping in line with the WRC's person-centered approach, topics for sessions will be guided by participants and their interests. Sessions will take place during regular business hours M-F, 8:30am-5pm.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with participants to decide on topics for sessions
  • Plan and co-facilitate sessions with other volunteers
  • Host and run Zoom sessions on WRC Zoom Account
  • Track participants and session topics/plans

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Experience interacting and collaborating with a diverse array of community members
  2. Expand skills around co-facilitating groups on Zoom

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Comfortable with planning sessions and working independently as needed
  • Can commit to at least 2 hour/week
  • Overseas study experience and/or ESL teaching experience
  • Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must be flexible, a self-starter, and have a good sense of humor
  • TESOL/TFL Certificate a plus

This position reports to Maggie Simon, the Women’s Resilience Center Coordinator.

To apply to this position, please fill out an IRC Volunteer Application here and indicate that you are applying to the San Diego Office and which position you are applying for. If we would like to move forward with your application, we will reach out to you directly.

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