Homework Assistant (REMOTE)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.
Address: 251-A Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1N8
Website: http://www.needsinc.ca
Organizational Description: The Needs Centre provides accessible services and support to immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families. Our goal is to enhance their integration into Canadian society by providing youth with employment, education and social recreation programs supported by psycho-social educators.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Volunteers will remotely assist SWIS Staff in our after-school homework club for newcomer and refugee children and youth in Grades 1 through 12.
Volunteers help supervise, tutor/mentor students with homework in various subject areas including but not limiting to English, math, science, social studies, health education etc.
This program runs during the school year (Sept-Jun) on Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00-8:00 PM and Fridays from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are running this academic year's homework club remotely using a video conferencing App. Volunteers will be paired with clients and assigned to a breakout room on the video conferencing platform to provide one-on-one support based on their preferred subjects and areas they feel comfortable supporting clients with.
Skills Required: Responsible, reliable, patient, tolerant, committed to the program, must be a positive role model (no criminal record or current gang activity). Experience working with youth an asset but not necessarily required
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Work with youth, gain leadership and communication skills. Learn about issues facing immigrants and refugees
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
2 hours per week minimum 3 months
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteers@needsinc.ca
Phone: 204-940-1279
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2020
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