distance learning support volunteer

Distance Learning Support is a program that assists 4th-8th grade refugee youth in our community with distance learning. Volunteers will support students in working toward completing their online school assignments and provide online tutoring assistance for math and English. There is also an opportunity to help with Arts & Crafts if interested. 


Time Commitment and location

  • 1-2 hours a week for 3 months

  • Online using Zoom: currently Thursdays 2:30-3:30* (*if this does not work with your schedule there is an option to be paired with a student's family to work with at your convenience)


Roles and responsibilities 

  • The ideal volunteer would be flexible, reliable, compassionate, encouraging, patient, take initiative, and help students stay on task.

  • Willing to follow provided school curriculum

  • Must be willing to work with English learners

  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds

  • Previous experience teaching/tutoring and/or working with children

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

  • Record and report weekly 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,  watch Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) webinar, complete a background check in addition to clearing two references. 

  • After completing the steps above, you'll join a weekly Welcome Club Group Tutoring Zoom call. If the time does not work for you, please do your best to join a minimum of 2 World Relief Zoom calls to assist staff with group tutoring and then you'll have the option of being paired with an individual household to tutor at your convenience.