BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM SCOPE
Neighborhood House exists to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building. The tutoring and program offers academic and personal support to low-income, refugee, and immigrant students living in south Seattle and Auburn. This program strives to assist young people in realizing their academic, social, and creative potential, which is necessary for achieving and maintaining a lifetime of self-sufficiency and financial independence.
- Serve as a positive role model and mentor to elementary, middle and high school aged youth.
- Provide individual assistance with homework.
- Focus on improving the reading and writing skills of youth at the tutoring center.
- Help to lead and organize group activities (i.e., playing outside, using computers).
- Provide occasional supervision during field trips and other outings.
- Be a source of encouragement for youth by being a good listener.
- A strong desire to work with kids of all ages.
- Willingness to work with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Should possess the following qualities: flexible, reliable, committed and patient.
- Should be comfortable reading and writing in English at an 8th grade level.
- Work experience in a professional, rewarding environment.
- Improved communication, multi-tasking, and leadership skills.
We are currently recruiting for volunteers who can assist with our summer programs. Hours and locations in need are as follows:
Summer Program Schedule: July 5 through August 11, 10:00am-4:00pm (K-5th Grade 10am-12noon, middle and high school 2:00-4:00pm)
- Seola Gardens (White Center)
- Burndale (Auburn)
- Firwood Circle (Auburn)
Anyone interested in this opportunity should submit a Volunteer Inquiry Form, http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2722334/128319e3d353. Once received, you will be contacted by the volunteer team with more details.