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Employment, Education & Literacy, Community Building
Support parents of our Early Head Start and Head Start students that participate in the College Access and Success Program (CASP), as well as other community members, as they work to learn English.
About This Opportunity
WHAT IS YOUR COMMITMENT AS A VOLUNTEER IN ESOL CLASS?
Help instructor keep students on task during partner & group tasks
Provide assistance if students are having trouble or a question
Serve as a conversation partner and mentor for students that are looking for advice
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
CASP was developed in partnership with NYU and CUNY to engage low-income parents in adult education that leads to higher education opportunities and enhanced financial security. The ESOL class is one component of CASP
The lower level class meets Mondays and Wednesdays and the higher level class meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays both from 9:30AM-1:15PM
Volunteers are asked to commit weekly to either a 9:30-11:30am shift or a 11:45-1:15pm shift
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Complete our Volunteer Application and include what days of the week and time(s) you would like to volunteer in the additional information section
Prospective volunteers will have a phone screening with volunteer staff, an in-person meeting with an ESOL instructor and observe one class before committing
APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER FOR CASP IF:
Patience to work with adult students learning English
Willingness to commit to weekly volunteering and available during weekdays
Want to help parents overcome obstacles to furthering their education and having new opportunities open to them
BENEFITS FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS:
Gain knowledge of working in a Community Center and in Adult Education, while giving back to your community
Access to volunteer meet-ups, which will include learning opportunities, social and networking events
Tracking of your volunteer hours for your company, school or affiliated group
Discounted membership to Manny Cantor Center Fitness Center (12 volunteer hours/month to be eligible)