Geographic Areas: San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay

Students: Youth and Adults (all ages)

Location: Students' homes

+ What is the time commitment?

6 months for tutoring adults and 9 months for tutoring youth. Tutors meet with students for 2-4 hours every week.

+ Is there a set schedule for home-based tutors? Can I tutor evenings or weekends?

There is no set schedule. Tutors and students meet at the time that is most convenient for both parties--perfect for those who would like to volunteer evenings and weekends. Even if you have a busy schedule, as long as you meet the minimum commitments, you can make a difference.

+ Does tutoring need to take place at the student's home?

While we encourage our volunteers to break down cultural barriers and reach students in their home and local community, you are welcome to meet at a library or another public space if it works for your student.

+ Can I work with a student from a specific country, age group, etc.?

Yes--our volunteer application has areas where you can state your preferences. We will do our best to take these into consideration, but our first priority is serving the students most in need on our waitlist.

+ Do home-based tutors need to report back to RT about their work?

Yes. Home-based tutors fill in short monthly progress logs to update RT about their work.

+ Requirements

• Cultural sensitivity; respects for students' boundaries and personal space. • No proselytization or solicitation allowed.

+ How to apply

-Please complete our online application HERE -Attend an RT Orientation and a Training (see schedule here) -Attend an interview with an RT staff member -Complete Livescan fingerprinting -Meet with your student

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand
 

Geographic Areas: San Francisco, Oakland

Students: Youth (High school)

Location: School

After-school tutors work with high school age youth at Oakland International High School or San Francisco International High School. Under the supervision of RT staff, volunteers assist in the tutoring centers and help students with homework.

+ What will I be doing in the after-school program?

After-school tutors assist students with homework in the tutoring center. Tutors work with large numbers of students throughout the program, and can also assist with educational games and activities.

+ What is the time commitment?

For our after-school programs, tutors commit to a semester of volunteering, at least one afternoon a week.
-The after-school tutoring schedule at Oakland International High School is:
M,Tu,Th- 3:15pm-5:30pm and W- 3pm-5:30pm.
-The after-school tutoring schedule at SF International High School is:
M,Tu,Th,F- 3:10pm-5:50pm and W- 1:05pm-5:50pm

+ Can I work with a student from a specific country, age group, etc.?

As an after-school tutor, you will get the chance to work with a wide array of students from many different countries, and across all grades in high school.

+ Do I need to have expertise in all subjects to be an after-school tutor?

No. While students will be asking for homework help across all of their subjects, we don’t expect you to be an expert in all areas. If there are assignments that you don’t feel comfortable assisting with, there will always be other assistants and volunteers in the tutoring center who will be able to help.

+ Requirements

• Cultural sensitivity; respect for students' boundaries and personal space.
• No proselytization or solicitation allowed.

+ How to apply

-Please complete our online application HERE
-Attend a combined RT orientation/training for after-school tutors (see schedule here)
-Attend a one-on-one interview with an RT staff member
-Complete Livescan fingerprinting
-Provide proof of negative TB
-Set up your schedule and begin tutoring!

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand
 

Geographic Area: Oakland

Students: Youth (High school)

Location: School

Please note: Given the proximity to the end of the school year, we are not currently onboarding new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the Fall semester (starting in August), please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form, and we will notify you ASAP when we have scheduled a summer training date. 

RT collaborates with Oakland International High School to find, train, and support volunteers to work in service of the school community. Volunteers are an integral part of providing support for students during a critical time in their language learning and growth.

A volunteer acts as another adult in the classroom to support the teacher, working with a group of students in the classroom. All classes use ESL techniques and build language capacity. No prior ESL teaching/tutoring experience is needed!

+ What is the time commitment?

Our primary needs are for long-term volunteers, who can commit to at least a semester or the school year on a consistent basis. Minimum commitment is 2-4 hours/week for an entire semester (preferred full year). This long-term commitment allows volunteers to build relationships at OIHS and RT, and become a real part of our joint community.

+ Schedule

Hours are flexible. Daily school hours are M, T, Th, F: 8:20 am -3:15 pm, W: 8:20 am -2:55 pm.

+ Requirements

• Willingness to work with an English Language Learner population in a classroom setting; • Cultural sensitivity; respect for students' boundaries and personal space; • No proselytization or solicitation allowed.

+ How to apply

-Please complete our online application HERE -Attend an RT Volunteer Orientation/Training (see schedule here) -Meet individually with OIHS staff/RT -School-based positions require proof of recent negative TB (we can direct you to free clinics) -All positions require a Livescan fingerprint screen.

+ Short-term commitments

We occasionally have short-term or one-off needs with which volunteers can be of help (work days, garden support, testing help, registration volunteers, etc).

Can’t make a long term commitment but want to get involved or have To get involved, OIHS asks prospective volunteers to complete this short volunteer interest form. A team member will follow up after!

Program Contact: To get involved, OIHS asks prospective volunteers to complete this short volunteer interest form. A team member will follow up after!

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AuthorAndrew Bogrand