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Mujeres Unidas Avanzando


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Volunteer Position: ESOL Conversation Group Facilitator

When: Fall 2019

Where: Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)

54 Clayton Street

Dorchester, MA 02122



Agency Overview/Mission: At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help adults break the barriers that stand in the way of their social and economic growth. Through our programs, MUA serves low-income residents from Dorchester and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods, the clear majority of whom are Latina, although any woman is welcome to take advantage of our programs and services*. We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes; High School Equivalency preparation in Spanish (Hi-SET); computer classes; health workshops and focus groups; HHA and Phlebotomy trainings; Citizenship Preparation; counseling; basic needs referrals and assistance; Family Literacy; one-on-one tutoring provided by volunteers; pull-out sessions for struggling students; and on-site child care for mothers with pre-school aged children participating in MUA’s program. Our day classes run from 9:30-12:00 and 12:30-3:00, and our evening program runs from 5:30-9:00. All services are free.  

*Please note that our day program is open to women only, but our evening program is open to women and men.


Duties/Projects: (*Flexible. Volunteer ideas and creativity are encouraged!)

  • Plan and facilitate a conversation group for students to practice their English speaking skills. (Groups should run for about one hour.)
  • Ensure the participation of all students.
  • Emphasize respect within the group. Allow everyone to be heard and respected.
  • **Note: MUA has a number of resources volunteers can use for assistance in planning and executing their conversation groups.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit students from our ESOL classes to join the groups, and will try to group students by speaking proficiency level as much as possible.


Time Commitment:

  • We ask that volunteers commit to facilitating at least one conversation group per month for the fall semester (September – December).
  • Specific dates and times will be established with Volunteer Coordinator.
  • If for any reason you cannot make your volunteer shift, please email or call us as soon as possible.
  • ****Note: Conversation Groups are offered on Fridays only.


Requirements:

  • Comfort facilitating a group of adults.
  • Social, friendly, and creative!
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team environment.
  • Organized, dedicated, and responsible.
  • Desire and ability to work with people from diverse, cultural, linguistic, racial, and economic backgrounds.
  • Self-driven and results-oriented, with a focus on high quality service.
  • Open-minded and respectful.

*The following skills are preferred but not required.

  • Bilingual (especially English-Spanish).
  • Prior teaching experience (especially in ABE/ESOL).


Perks:

  • Accessible via the MBTA and close to UMASS/Boston.
  • An authentic environment to practice language skills.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience.
  • Casual work environment and flexible hours.
  • Participate in special events according to MUA’s calendar, with free food and entertainment!  

Volunteer Position: ESOL Conversation Group Facilitator

When: Fall 2019

Where: Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)

54 Clayton Street

Dorchester, MA 02122



Agency Overview/Mission: At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help adults…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

If interested, please email muabostoncontact@gmail.com today!

If interested, please email muabostoncontact@gmail.com today!

Location

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando

Dorchester, MA

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