Become an REP Champion

 

After-School Homework Help:

What?  Volunteers assist youth in grades PK - 12 (as well as a few new college students!) with homework and basic skills development.  Volunteers choose which day of the week to volunteer as well as the duration of their volunteer sessions.

When?  Monday-Thursday from 3:00-7:00 and Friday from 1:30-4:30; ACT workshop on Friday from 4:00-6:00.

Why?  Refugee kids are placed in grades according to age, not skill level.  They are eager to succeed and catch up to their peers, and volunteer support is vital! 

Pre-K Readiness Program:

What?  Volunteers interact with babies and teach tots basic skills.

When? Pre-K program Monday-Thursday, 10:00-11:30 AM

Why?  Toddler enrichment helps young refugees enter school prepared and eager to learn, engage and thrive.

Reading STARS:

What?  Volunteers help youth learn and enjoy English in one-on-one and small group reading sessions.

When?  Tuesday-Friday 3:15-5:30; Sessions last for 45 minutes. beginning at 3:15, 4:00 and 4:45.

Why?  Most refugee kids arrive with little knowledge of English, but enter regular classrooms.  Building language abilities helps them become active, engaged students.

Other Opportunities:

  • Summer Academic Enrichment (Information Forthcoming in mid-April!)
  • Administrative (Office-Based) Support
  • Fundraising!
  • Special Events:
    • Group cleanups or read-ins
    • Recreational outings
    • Community gatherings, etc.

 

 

REP offers many different volunteer opportunities depending on interest, availability, and ability.  For more information, please contact REP staff directly.

 

ESOL for Adults:

What?  Volunteers instruct, assist, and substitute in instructing English language classes using a curriculum which includes basic mathematics and citizenship preparedness.

When?  Three levels of classes are offered in the mornings and evening from Monday to Thursday, 10:00-11:30 AM and 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  Lesson plans and materials are provided for teachers.

Why?  English is crucial to healthy cultural integration.  Adults are eager to learn English and use it in their daily lives, whether on the job or at their child's school.

Summer Enrichment Program:

Volunteers instruct and assist in instructing small classes for refugee students, focusing on developing basic skills for 6 – 8 weeks during the summer.  Volunteers also supervise reading time, recreation time, snack time, and field trips, and are needed to serve as summer camp counselors.

KuPanda Mentorship:

What?  Volunteers partner with individual youth to build meaningful relationships and offer guidance and support.

When?  Mentor pairs will meet every Friday from 5:00pm - 7:30pm.  There will also be special events and Saturday substitutions at times.

Why?  Building a new life in an unfamiliar country is a daunting task.  Refugee youth thrive when they have the care, support and attention of local volunteers like you.

 

Nursery Care:

What? Volunteers are able to supervise and interact with children of ESOL adult students.  

When: The nursery is offered any time that ESOL classes are in session.  

Why? Parents are busy working hard to learn English.  Their kids need someone to watch them so that their parents can focus!