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Afterschool Tutoring

LaAmistad, which simply means “the friendship,” is the premier organization serving Latinos in Atlanta. With an environment constructed around the premise of friendships and relationships, we foster educational excellence and help our students, parents, and families to achieve a better quality of life.

LaAmistad is seeking volunteers who can offer elementary age homework help at one of our eight after school program locations. Volunteers work alongside a staff teacher and parent liaison. No Spanish or education experience required. 

Tutoring for elementary school aged students will range from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM on Mondays through Thursdays. Available days and times vary by location.

All volunteers must:

  • Be 14 years of age to volunteer.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a volunteer wavier.
  • Volunteers 19 and up are required to submit a background check.

English For Successful Living

English for Successful Living classes are open to anyone in the community that wants to learn English regardless of origin. With 6 different locations, we are always in need of ESL teachers, (volunteer position). No experience is necessary.

Training:

ESL teacher will be familiarized with LaAmistad resources available, and complete a 6 hour observation prior to placement.

Selection:

All prospective members must submit an online application form and successfully complete a background check screening.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with adult students of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and skills. Possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. Possess characteristics of responsibility, desire to help others, discretion, and flexibility. Ability to work independently applying critical thinking skills and problem solving to various situations.

All volunteers must:

· Be 18 years or older

· Be a native or fluent English speaker

· Be willing to make a 10-week commitment

· Be willing to attend training before each session

· Have regular access to email

· Have a desire to work with adults from different cultural, educational and economic backgrounds

Volunteer Requirements

Background checks for volunteers 19 and over are required every three years of volunteer service. For more information regarding our background check policy, click this link: LaAmistad Screening Policy

For more information, contact us at info@laamistadinc.org or visit our FAQs page. To review our volunteer handbook please click here - LaAmistad Volunteer Handbook.

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