For our new-this-year Corps program, Boston Cares is recruiting volunteers interested in taking a deeper dive into two high-needs impact areas: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Youth and Education. The Corps build on a flexible volunteering model with a greater commitment from individuals. With the Boston Cares Corps program, volunteers still get flexibility, but the learners we’re supporting will also be able to build relationships with Corps members over time, which greatly helps their ability to build skills.
All Corps members will need to complete and pass a CORI background check and plan to attend a kick-off and training in September. See details below.
Seeking 15 Volunteers to go Back to School with the Youth and Education Corps
Kick off 9/2/15, 6 p.m. (By invitation to those who have expressed interest in joining the Corps here.)
Our Youth and Education Corps will launch Sept. 2, and will include multiple opportunities for volunteering. Youth and Education Corps members will sign-up for two shifts a month at one of our partner agencies: Citizen Schoools, Prospect Hill Academy, and UP Academy Dorchester. Corps members will gain hands-on experience working with youth as well as networking opportunities and training. One opportunity at Citizen Schools will place volunteers in the classroom with students, teaching a curriculum in consultation with the school. Corps members can select other partnerships with activities that range from a wide variety of offerings such as sports, games, tutoring, homework help, and college prep. Daytime availability is important for the Youth and Education Corps.
Help English Language Learners Get the Skills for Success
Kick off 9/26/15
This Fall the Boston Cares English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Corps will bring on five new members –and you could be one! These new ESOL Corps members will join a network of like-minded volunteers, skilled professionals, and key partners focused on Adult ESOL Education in Boston: St. Mark’s Community Education Center, Project Hope, and Gilbert Albert Community Center. Corps members commit to taking on a greater role as a volunteer, through a twice a month corps-opportunity commitment, training, and leadership in the classroom. Corps members volunteer in classrooms and community centers in conversation groups or one-on-one with adult learners to build English Language Skills. They work with a diverse population of volunteers and adult learners and should be comfortable with cultural differences.
The September Training will provide volunteers with the opportunity to meet the Corps members who joined earlier this year, learn ESOL classroom tips and tricks from knowledgeable and local ESOL expert educators, as well as receive an orientation from local partner agencies so you’re ready to go at your first projects!