Help a Child Love to Learn on Saturdays!


Published:

12/22/2017

Start Date

01/06/2018

End Date

04/21/2018

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Address

50 Cooper Square
3rd Floor
New York
NY
10003
United States

Description

GO Project’s GO School Saturday Volunteer Tutor: Job Description

 


GO Project: Who We Are and What We Do

 

The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

 

GO School Tutoring: How YOU Can Help

 

During the GO School Saturday program, a professional teacher models a lesson, activity, or project to a classroom of students. Volunteer tutors continue to work with small groups of 2-4 students on the lesson, providing individualized attention which allows the students to thrive. 

 

Tutor Responsibilities

 

  • Tutor small group of students in grades 1st-8th who are in need of academic intervention under Head Teacher’s guidance
  • Punctual and consistent attendance; no more than 3 absences permitted per session
  • (Session I: October-December, Session II: January-April)
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate – support instruction and engagement
  • Help prepare, record, and put away classroom materials
  • Ongoing communication with Head Teacher regarding students’ progress and/or concerns, and with the Senior Director of Community Engagement regarding overall volunteer experience

 

Time Commitment


  • Session II: January-April 2018; 14 Saturdays from 9:00AM-12:45PM
  • Attend mandatory orientation and training prior to start of session.

 

*You can choose to be a Committed Volunteer to come each Saturday with 3 allowed absences per session, or a Floater Volunteer to come on the Saturdays that you are available.

 

 

GO School Spring 2018 Session II

January 6, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24

April 7, 14, 21

 

Locations

 

You can choose to tutor our students at one of the following 6 locations:

 

Manhattan Locations

  • Avenues: The World School (1st–5th Grade): 259 10th Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
  • Grace Church School (1st–5th Grade): 86 4th Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets
  • Grace Church High School (6th–8th Grade): 46 Cooper Square, at 6th Street
  • LREI (1st–5th Grade): 272 6th Avenue, at the corner of Bleecker Street
  • St. Luke’s School (1st–3rd Grade): 487 Hudson Street, at Hudson and Christopher Streets

 

Brooklyn Location

  • Berkeley Carroll (1st–2nd Grade): 701 Carroll Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

 

Placement is based on a complimentary match between programmatic need and volunteer strengths. We will honor preferences when possible.

 

Qualifications

 

  • College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students in good academic standing
  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive 
  • Professional work habits

 

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

 

  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities for sustained dedication and commitment
  • Being part of a vibrant and diverse volunteer community

 

How To Apply

How to Apply

 

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement explaining why you want to volunteer with GO Project
  • Resume (for volunteers 18 and older)/High school transcript (for high school students)
  • Personal reference
  • Background check (for those 18 and older)

 

If interested, please fill out the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/iGs9YOzEUsNCujrk2. The online application form can also be found on our website at: http://goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information about the available volunteer positions, please contact volunteering@goprojectnyc.org or call 212-533-3744 ATTN: Olivia Nunez, Senior Director of Community Engagement.

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