Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+

Program Volunteers/Tutors needed for the "I Have A Dream" Foundation

 

Due to restrictions around COVID-19, we are currently unable to intake any new Program Volunteers, Tutors, or Mentors. Tentatively these positions will begin the intake process again during the Spring 2021 semester. We encourage anyone interested in these positions to still apply, as your application will be reviewed and put on hold until the restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. 

PURPOSE: The purpose of a Program Volunteer/Tutor is to support to Dreamer Scholars and program staff at program sites by providing small group and/or one-on-one academic tutoring and SEL (social-emotional learning) and to act as a positive and stable role model for Dreamer Scholars.  

 

Program Volunteers/Tutors are mission driven, goal-oriented team players who run toward a challenge and have a positive attitude and are eager to learn from a nationally recognized and award-winning non-profit.  Program Volunteers/Tutors should be engaging, reliable, and genuinely interested in IHDF’s mission. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Volunteers/Tutors report to their assigned program site staff members: Program Director, Program Coordinator, Tutor Manager, and/or AmeriCorps member. Tasks and responsibilities include supporting the program site staff with:

  • Planning and implementing age-appropriate activities and lessons

  • Supporting Dreamer Scholars either one-on-one or in small groups with SEL, reading, math, science, and other subject areas

  • Engaging and participating with Dreamer Scholars in daily program activities

  • Holding Dreamer Scholars to high standards and encouraging them with their postsecondary and career goals

  • Acting as a positive, stable and reliable role model

  • Abiding by the Volunteer Code of Conduct and Program Site Expectations and Rules

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 14+ years* and have reliable transportation. Along with a genuine interest in IHDF’s mission, must have an interest in tutoring various academic subject areas, be available  a minimum of 1 day a week for 1 semester, and have experience working with youth formally or informally, preferably with a nonprofit.  Virtual Work (when available for returning volunteers  only) requires proper equipment to work 100% remotely (i.e. laptop or desktop, secure internet and wi-fi connection, phone access, etc.)

*Limited opportunities with restrictions for high school students 14-17 years of age

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills as pertains to academics - specifically science, technology, mathematics, and literacy

  • Highly organized with time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate engagement with youth and lead small groups 

  • A commitment to maintain confidentiality where appropriate

  • Ability to inclusively collaborate with program staff and team members

  • Ability to follow instructions and supervision from program staff

  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency preferred
     

PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOB:

Strong problem-solving, analytical, and cognitive skills. Must be able to talk, read, and communicate effectively.

 

PERKS/BENEFITS:

  • Lots of support, recognition and appreciation!

  • Knowing you made a vital contribution to support a worthwhile mission to empower children from low-income communities to succeed in school, college, and career. 

  • Research shows that volunteering has a positive impact on mental health! Learn more.

  • Volunteering changes lives!

Please apply online at https://bouldercounty.ihdf.org/volunteer-application-2/ 

Contact: Megan Miller, Tutor Coordinator (tutors@ihaveadreamboulder.org

 

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Volunteers needed through 1/1/2021

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