Refugee After School Program Volunteer

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Help kids navigate the American school system and rise to their potential by dedicating just two hours of your time each week!

Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Virtual After School Program is for 2nd and 3rd graders who attend Indian Creek Elementary school in Clarkston, GA. The 30 students are recently arrived refugees from Congo, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, and many more countries! Students are identified by the school as needing additional educational support. The After School Program is every Monday through Thursday during the school year from 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establishing positive and appropriate relationships with the refugee children, volunteers and staff in the After School Program, including curriculum building and lesson plan facilitation.

COMMITMENT: At least one day per week: a "day" being Monday through Thursday from 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

TRAINING:

Volunteers must participate in the following trainings:

  • 1.5 Hour CCA Agency Orientation
  • 3-hour Behavior Management Training .
  • 3-hour in-person Safe Environment for kids(VIRTUS) Training. This program incorporates best practice standards for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
  • On-site fingerprinting at the Office of Public Safety (school district requirement)


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interested parties must be 18 years of age, otherwise will need parental consent to volunteer
  • Respect and empathy for students in a multi-cultural classroom
  • Love and passion for working with youth
  • Sensitivity to vulnerable populations
  • Openness to feedback provided by peers and supervisor(s)
  • Willingness to complete agency application process, which includes a background and reference check and agency volunteer orientation, in person- Office of Public Safety fingerprinting (school district requirement), as well as an additional trainings referenced above.

LOCATION:

724 North Indian Creek Dr.

Clarkston, GA 30021

DeKalb County School District

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