RT Online Orientations
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Refugee & Immigrant Transitions! Depending on your availability and interest, RIT has a number of volunteer programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The first step to get involved is to complete an online orientation. Please see the options below and select the online orientation that corresponds to your preferred volunteer program.
Home-based Tutoring: Youth and Adult Students (SF/East Bay/South Bay)
In this program, volunteers make a long-term (6-9 month) commitment of weekly tutoring and mentoring in our students’ homes. Together, our volunteers and students create lasting, mutually beneficial relationships that break down cultural boundaries and transform our communities. Our home-based tutoring program is designed to foster a sense of welcome, community, and belonging. More information and FAQ here.
Minimum commitment: 1 day/week for 2-4 hours; 9 months (for those working with youth students) or 6 months (for those working with adults). Open scheduling between volunteers and students can include evenings or weekends.
After-School Tutoring: Youth Students (Oakland)
RIT provides after-school academic assistance, as well as socioemotional support/mentoring in safe and supportive environments at Oakland International High School and Fremont High School (in Oakland). Supervised by RIT staff, volunteers work with groups of newcomer students and offer homework support in all subjects. More information and FAQ here.
Minimum commitment: 1 day/week for 2 hours; 1 semester. Programs generally operate from ~3 to 5 pm, depending on location.
Daytime Classroom Support: Youth Students (San Francisco)
RIT provides academic assistance in the classrooms at San Francisco International High School . Working under the supervision of a teacher, volunteers provide targeted assistance to high-need students across all subjects, during the school day. More information and FAQ here.
Minimum commitment: 1 day/week for 2 hours; 1 semester. School hours run from ~8 am to 3:10 pm, with 55-minute class periods.
Classroom Assistance in Adult Classes: Adult Students (Oakland)
RIT’s adult classes respond directly to the needs of our student population and seek to help students build their English, literacy, and job skills (including digital literacy). Volunteers act as classroom assistants to staff teachers, working with small groups and modeling language. More information and FAQ here.
Minimum commitment: 1 day/week for 2 hours; 1 semester. Class hours generally operate from ~9 am to 2 pm, depending on location.
Kindly note that RT is not currently recruiting volunteers for this program.