Literacy and Math Lead Tutor + Van/Shuttle Driver

Volunteer Opportunities

Literacy and Math Lead Tutor + Van/Shuttle Driver

Assist in tutoring girls in grades 1-8 in literacy and math-based projects and assist with after-school pickup for Girls Inc. center-based programs.

Literacy and Math Lead Tutor:
• Develop and facilitate a variety of creative literacy and math-based projects and activities with members; can include reading groups, reading comprehension and spelling activities, creative writing projects, math games and review.
• Provide homework assistance and guidance to our members.
• Supervise other tutors in your group.
• Create daily agendas and establish group norms with members.
• Maintain a positive environment for all girls through discipline, classroom management and inclusiveness.
• Manage volunteers assigned to your classroom: delegate tasks and problem solve effectively.
• May be required to attend field trips, prepare and distribute snack, set-up and clean classrooms, and perform administrative tasks as needed.
• Take on additional responsibilities and projects that Program Assistant volunteers do not, such as supper duty, tutoring resources development, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Van/Shuttle Driver
• Pick up girls at designated schools and drive them to Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
• Enforce safety and discipline standards pursuant to Girls Inc. policy
• Report any maintenance needs to staff
• Preserve safe driving standards in a 15-passenger van or shuttle
Skill & Abilities:
• Education students with childhood development background preferred
• Proactive, outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable
• Experience working with children or teens preferred but not required
• Ability to demonstrate and facilitate various activities with girls age 6-15
• Ability to work with a group of at least 10 girls at once.
• Able to regularly communicate by e-mail
• Capable of clearly communicating tasks and supervising volunteers
• Ability to interact positively with a variety of people with various cultural backgrounds and economic experiences.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required
• Committed to our mission
• Valid driver's license or state-issued ID
Orientation and Training:
New Volunteer Training + Inclusiveness Workshop:
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:45am-5:00pm

Orientation and Training: Applicants who have interviewed with the Manager of Volunteer programs are invited to this training to meet other volunteers, get an overview of Girls Inc.'s mission, strategy and vision, learn the difference between punishment and discipline and have concrete way to provide emotional support to girls. They will also learn about the developmental stages of girls and have different classroom management techniques for their work.

Inclusiveness Workshop:
Inclusiveness is an actively anti-oppressive way of being and taking action that intentionally includes, respects, and celebrates all people because of cultural and economic identifiers, experiences and backgrounds. This training will introduce the concepts of inclusiveness and how it relates to your work at Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. You will develop an understanding of inclusiveness, privilege, and oppression as well as the importance of ownership and allyship in your work here, in your own communities and homes.

Supper Duty Training: As needed.
Work Study volunteers will be trained on how to count, take temperatures, fill out forms and stay organized with our supper binder at this training. Girls need to sign in for supper each day and food amounts need to be counted and organized. More information will be given at your interview.

Training for Tutors: To Be Decided
This training will equip tutors with the skills they need to develop agendas, set up classroom routines, come up with class norms and manage behavior to meet girls' needs.
Time Commitment:
• Fall Programs: Tuesday, September 5 – Thursday, December 14, 2017
• Tutor volunteers must be able to commit to at least two days a week from
2:00-6:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Schedule is consistent throughout the entire school year. Time commitment can be increased depending on the needs of applicants. Weekend hours are also sometimes required, especially for work studies interested in volunteering with middle school girls in STEM activities. More details will be discussed at your interview.
If you would like to volunteer for Literacy and Math Lead Tutor + Van/Shuttle Driver, please fill out our Volunteer Application now!

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver is committed to diversity in principle and practice, both in the community at large and within the organization. We are, therefore, committed to having our internal operations and employment practices administered on a non-discriminating basis inclusive of, but not limited to, race, religion, color, socio-economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, or national origin.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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