Project SHINE has opportunities available for students and older adult volunteers as tutors, AmeriCorps members, and instructors.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutors - This opportunity is for volunteers interested in working with individuals or classes for language, literacy, and citizenship tutoring for approximately two hours per week to immigrants and refugees. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds and areas of interest can tutor in English, U.S. history, and civics at community centers, churches, senior residences and ESL classes to help immigrants and refugees acquire citizenship and become more actively engaged in their communities.
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Americorps Members - This opportunity is for volunteers interested in tutoring English to build health communication skills and promote healthy aging of older immigrants/refugees. Members serve 9-10 hours per week, attend monthly SHINE trainings, and receive a $1,500 stipend and an education award of $1,132 upon completion. Those who are bilingual, bicultural, and/or working towards a career in health are in high demand!
Workforce Instructors - This opportunity is for volunteers interested in teaching English to immigrants and refugees aged 40+ for the purpose of finding and retaining employment. These volunteers will also develop lesson plans and conduct assessments to measure learner progress. PA work study students can get paid for 8-10 hours/week including class prep and training time. Classes will be held for 12 weeks in each of three cycles: September - November; December - February; and March - May. Immigrant students and those with experience in tutoring or in learning a second language are preferred.
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