Welcome club volunteer

The Welcome Club is a pilot after-school program that assists K-8th grade refugee youth in our community. The club helps create opportunities in multiple areas of integration to encourage refugee children to flourish in school and in life. Sports, crafts, team building exercises, & homework help are four key pieces to The Welcome Club.

 

Time Commitment and location

  • Wednesdays from 2:30pm - 5:00pm February 13th - June 15th 2019

  • Willing to commit to at least 2 Wednesdays/month for a total of 5 hours/month

  • The Welcome Club is currently operating in one local elementary school in the Carmichael area

 

Roles and responsibilities

  • The ideal volunteer would be energetic, flexible, patient, and take initiative.

  • Since the Welcome Club is a pilot program, volunteers must be willing to work under pressure and have strong command of a room of energetic children.

  • Must exercise high degree of flexibility and self-awareness to work with children who may not have a high command of English.

  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds.

  • Understand that you are a World Relief representative and are expected to act as a role model.

  • Record and report monthly volunteer hours served via Track-It-Forward. 

 

volunteer application steps

  • The first step in becoming a volunteer with World Relief Sacramento is to submit a volunteer application. 

  • Once you submit an application, a World Relief representative will contact you with information to register for a required 4-hour Volunteer Orientation held once a month. This orientation is meant to give you an introduction into refugee resettlement as well as introduce our guiding volunteer principles.

  • After attending an orientation, all volunteers must discuss final placement with a Volunteer Coordinator and complete a background check in addition to clearing two references.

  • Once you have completed all the steps above, we ask that you shadow the Welcome Club to understand how we operate and see where you can best serve the refugee children.

  • If the Welcome Club is a good fit, you will be asked to be LiveScanned with the San Juan Unified School District.

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