In-Person Classroom Mentor

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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4809
   
Description of Duties: Volunteer Classroom Mentors will assist Introduction to Canadian Education staff deliver orientation activities to newly arrived refugee children and youth ages 6 to end of high school who have not yet attended school in Canada.

Program runs Monday to Thursday and volunteers are needed between 8:45-3:30 PM. Program components include school preparedness, orientation to Winnipeg, English language skill development, social recreational activities, addressing common settlement stressors, and computer classes

Volunteer Classroom Mentors help assist in the delivery of individual and group classroom activities, support with the delivery of our orientation curriculum, help ensure that all classroom materials and supplies are prepared for each activity, help with classroom set-up and clean-up, work directly with newcomer clients to develop supportive and productive relationships, and prepare clients for entry into the Canadian school system.
   
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: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Daytime

Morning and/or afternoon, 3.5 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
Online: forms.office.com/r/yQtecs45dt
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2023
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