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Volunteer Opportunities

ESL Instructor (Intermediate Level)

Remote

Tues. & Thur.,

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Purpose/Objective

CIANA is looking for a volunteer ESL instructor to teach our intermediate level English students. Classes are capped at 15 students. You must be comfortable managing a diverse group of students and facilitating fun and interactive activities. Since our offices are still closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, hours are negotiable and a schedule can be discussed upon hire.

Key Responsibilities

  • Instruct an open class

  • Write and deliver English lessons that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening components based on a curriculum

  • Facilitate lessons on life skills and practical English in a fun and accessible way

  • Collaborate with other ESL teachers on lesson development and execution

  • Assist in tracking student needs and progress

Qualifications

  • Must have access to reliable internet and a WiFi or data enable device

  • Charismatic, dynamic, and interactive instruction methods

  • Motivated to help students achieve their goals

  • Competent in and respectful of cultural differences

  • Passionate about advancing immigrant rights

  • Possesses a TEFL certificate (or similar) and/or is currently in a program to obtain certification is a plus!

  • Fluency in another language; especially Arabic, Bengali, or Spanish, is a plus!

  • Retired teachers are encouraged to apply

Location

Hybrid; work can be done from anywhere in the world

Time Commitment

  • Flexible 2-4 hours per week

  • Consistent availability on weekdays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruitment@cianainc.org.

Elementary Afterschool Volunteer Tutor

Remote

Tues. & Thur.,

3:00-6:00 PM

Now thru June 2022

Purpose/Objective

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) Education team is seeking volunteers that would be great role models for our students by supporting them in completing their homework and strengthening their academic skills.

Key Responsibilities

Volunteer Tutors will support the Elementary School After School program by offering one-on-one virtual homework help to elementary school students in grades 1-5. Homework help sessions are conducted via Google Meets. Volunteer tutors might also be used as substitutes for other volunteers at times.

Qualifications

  • Passionate, committed, engaging!

  • Experience in working with children is preferred, but not required.

  • Background in mathematics and/or English is preferred.

  • Stable internet connection

  • Gmail account

  • Volunteers must be available on both Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Volunteers must be 16+ years of age at the time of application.

Location

Hybrid; work can be done from anywhere in the world

Time Commitment

  • On-going; Immediate hire (flexible)

  • Tuesday & Thurday, 1.5-hour tutoring sessions between the hours of 3:00-6:00 PM

Training/Support Provided

Volunteers will undergo a brief and mandatory training with CIANA staff.

***TO APPLY, or if you have any questions or need further information, please contact grethel@cianainc.org***

Middle School Afterschool Volunteer Tutor

Remote

Mon. & Wed.,

3:00-4:00 PM​

Now thru June 2022

Purpose/Objective

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) Education team is seeking volunteers that would be great role models for our middle school students by supporting them in completing their homework, strengthening their academic skills, and leading fun virtual activities for students.

Key Responsibilities

Volunteer Tutors will support the SONYC Middle School After School program by offering one-on-one virtual homework help to middle school students in grades 6-8. Homework help sessions are conducted via Google Meets. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to lead extracurricular activities remotely, as many of our students spend much of their time inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to occasional schedule changes, volunteer tutors will also substitute for other volunteer tutors at times.

Qualifications

  • Passionate, committed, engaging!

  • Experience in working with children is preferred, but not required.

  • Background in mathematics and/or English is preferred.

  • Stable internet connection

  • Gmail account

  • Volunteers must be 18+ years of age at the time of application

Location

Hybrid; work can be done from anywhere in the world

Time Commitment

  • Ongoing; immediate hire (flexible)

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM

***TO APPLY, or if you have any questions or need further information, please contact grethel@cianainc.org***

Elementary English Language Arts (Literacy, Reading) Instructor

Remote

Tues./Thur.,

3:00-5:00 PM

Now thru June 2022

Purpose/Objective

CIANA is looking for a remote volunteer Elementary Reading Instructor. Our classes will have approximately 5-10 students in grades 1-5. You must be comfortable managing a diverse group of students and facilitating fun and interactive activities. This position is ideal for aspiring teachers, or those already in the process of taking courses in Elementary education and need to complete fieldwork or volunteer hours for their courses. The curriculum and activities will be provided and 4-6 hours of training is required for this position.

There are two positions available:

Ready Readers (Grades 1-3)

For this remote position, instructors will execute teacher led lessons to a small group of 1st to 3rd graders. Instructors should be able to read with energy and inflection and be comfortable asking youngsters questions about the text, introduce new vocabulary, and be able to execute related extension activities.

 

Rising Readers (Grades 4-5)

For this remote position, instructors will be required to teach students a reading strategy of the day and then allow the students to break off into small groups according to their reading level and assigned book. The instructor will supervise student led literature circles, as the students read a set number of pages using the reading strategy of the day

 

Schedule will be from 3:00-5:00 PM (one hour-long session)

Key Responsibilities

  • Instruct an open class

  • Write and deliver English lessons that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening components based on a curriculum

  • Facilitate lessons on life skills and practical English in a fun and accessible way

  • Collaborate with other ESL teachers on lesson development and execution

  • Assist in tracking student needs and progress

Qualifications

  • Must have access to reliable internet and a WiFi or data enable device

  • Charismatic, dynamic, and interactive instruction methods

  • Motivated to help students achieve their goals

  • Competent in and respectful of cultural differences

  • Passionate about advancing immigrant rights

  • Possesses a TEFL certificate (or similar) and/or is currently in a program to obtain certification is a plus! Retired teachers are encouraged to apply.

  • Fluency in another language; especially Arabic, Bengali, or Spanish, is a plus!

Location

Hybrid; work can be done from anywhere in the world

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruitment@cianainc.org.

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