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IRCO Youth Summer School Volunteer Opportunity

Background of Project:

Run through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), the Multnomah County School Impact (MSCI) is a 6-week long (July 6 – August 12) summer school for newly arrived refugee youth ages 12-15 that introduces them to the US school system. On a typical day, students will attend a math and literacy class, work in small groups on basic academic skills, English conversation, and educational games with tutors and instructors, eat lunch and then participate in a recreational activity (sports, film, dance, arts, etc.) in the afternoon.

Task Description:

Volunteers are needed to help with the following tasks:

- Run ESL conversation and tutoring groups - Plan and run recreational activities (such as dance, art, sports) - Help plan and chaperone fieldtrips - Help with program set-up

Volunteer Profile:

 Mid-day (11-1pm) availability at least one day/week between July 6 and August 12  Experience with and/or interest in working with youth  Prior tutoring or teaching experience useful, but not required  Commitment to working with diverse populations and non-native English speakers

Time Commitment:

MCSI will be from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday, July 6 - August 12th. There may occasional fieldtrips on Fridays. Volunteers must commit to helping out at least one day each week for 2 hours throughout the duration of the 6 week program.

Orientation and Training:

Volunteers must attend an orientation prior to beginning training for the program. There will be an orientation held at the IRCO Main Office (10301 NE Glisan Street) on Monday, June 28, 6:00pm – 8:00 pm. If you cannot attend this training, but would still like to be involved, alternate orientation dates can be arranged.

If you're interested in volunteering with us please contact Leah Benson, IRCO Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].