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 for various subjects.


Time Commitment and location

  • 1 1/2 hours a week for the duration of the current semester

  • Distance Learning Support online using Zoom: 

    • ​Mondays: reading pods 3:15-4:45pm, until May 24th

    • Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:15-4:45*, until June 4th, tutoring various subjects

       (*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)


Welcome Club mentors provide support to World Relief staff by facilitating character building exercises, discussion groups, and simple crafts (curriculum provided ahead of time) for 4th-8th grade refugee youth.


  • Online using Zoom: Every other Friday 3:00-5:00pm for the duration of the current semester (June 5th)

  • Goody bag drop-offs to students (optional): Every other Friday, correlating w/ Welcome Club, before 3pm


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 (blue button below).

  • 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 if over 18, clear two references, and watch a COVID-19 safety video if volunteering for our in-person Welcome Club events. 

  • 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.