For 35 years, Canal Alliance has been a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, Canal Alliance educates, empowers and supports motivated immigrants to best meet their unique needs - from putting food on the table to becoming American citizens to gaining critical English language skills and graduating from college. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work and succeed. Each year, Canal Alliance collaborates with over 40 agencies and engages 500 volunteers to impact more than 4,000 youth, adults and families.
ObjectiveProgram Dates:Middle school: September 4 - June 12High school: August 27 - June 12Homework help hours:Middle School: Mon 4:30-5:30 pm, Tue & Wed 3:30-5:30 pm, Thurs 2-4pmHigh School: Mon-Thurs 5:45-6:45pm
By providing homework support to students, volunteers will contribute to the UP! goal of 100% of our students graduating from a 4-year university.
ResponsibilitiesProvide homework support to individuals or small groups of studentsCommunicate regularly with the program supervisor about any academic or socio-emotional issuesProvide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectationsSign in and out daily, and wear a name badge when on siteSkillsAbility to build positive relationships with students, staff, and other volunteersStrong content knowledge in your identified subject(s)Ability to communicate effectively with students, volunteers and staffAbility to work with people of varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
RequirementsAttend a mandatory volunteer orientationMinimum commitment of 2 hours per weekVolunteers must pass criminal background check prior to participation and sign a volunteer agreementCommitment to volunteer for the full academic year strongly preferredTo apply, click here: