Volunteer Positions at CRAEC

I) Classroom Assistant

Position Title: English Language Learner (ELL) Tutor and Classroom Assistant

Purpose of organization: The Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative offers adult English Language Learning classes at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The majority of students come from East Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia) and live in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Purpose of the position: Volunteers help students to learn English in order to find employment, communicate with schools and teachers, and effectively integrate into the community.

Major responsibilities: Assist ELL teacher in presenting lessons, tutor one-on-one or in small groups, role play conversations

Impact of the assignment: Volunteers provide additional assistance in the classroom, a different voice for students, extra attention and practice to the student, and support to the teacher helping the students to advance more quickly in their English language acquisition.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • College student or above
  • Initiative, patience and empathy
  • Consistent attendance
  • Previous foreign language learning experience helpful
  • Teaching or tutoring experience helpful but not required

Benefits to volunteer:

  • Gain teaching, tutoring and classroom presentation skills
  • Opportunities for lesson and curriculum development
  • Opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages, especially East Africa

Supervisor: Classroom teacher with support from the Volunteer Coordinator

Time Commitment: 3-hour class/once or twice a week for a minimum of 3 months.
Morning 9:00-12:00 M-Th; Afternoon 12:00-3:00 M-Th and evening 6:00-9:00 M-Th, also afternoon 2:00-4:00 M-Th at different site
Other short term opportunities available.

Work location: Resource Center, Brian Coyle Center, Riverside Plaza M Building, 1515 South 4th Street, Minneapolis.


II) Citizenship Tutor

Position Title: Citizenship Tutor

Purpose of organization: The Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative offers adult English Language Learning classes at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. We also provide citizenship, math and computer classes free of charge. The majority of students come from East Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia) and live in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Purpose of the position: Currently citizenship test prep and review is our top request. Learners contact the office weekly for more opportunities to practice citizenship questions with a tutor. The citizenship tutor helps students overcome anxiety and language obstacles by providing an enthusiastic and encouraging environment to review the questions they will have to answer to pass their citizenship interview.

Major responsibilities: Review questions and answers for the 100 citizenship questions with individuals or small groups. Assist students to learn and understand the English involved with the questions. Give students opportunities to develop their reading, listening and speaking skills through using vocabulary related to the citizenship questions.

Impact of the assignment: Volunteers provide language support to help the students advance more quickly toward their goal of becoming a US Citizen.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • College student or above
  • Initiative, patience and empathy
  • Consistent attendance
  • Previous foreign language learning experience helpful
  • Teaching or tutoring experience helpful but not required

Benefits to volunteer:

  • Gain tutoring and classroom presentation skills
  • Opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages, especially East Africa

Time Commitment: 1-2 hour sessions
Monday - Thursday afternoon 2:00 - 4:00 pm Or 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 pm

Work location: Resource Center, 1515 South 4th Street, Minneapolis.


 

For questions & more info, contact us at:  [email protected]

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