Cause - Adult Education

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Conflict Resolution Workshop Facilitator

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a volunteer organization that provides programs for youth, community groups, and prison inmates to learn new skills in order to deal with the conflicts in their lives. These programs are lead by volunteer workshop facilitators. Becoming a workshop facilitator requires no special qualifications; the only requirement is the desire to reduce violence in the community and a commitment to completing the training! Facilitator training involves three weekend-long workshops: a Basic Workshop, an Advanced Workshop, and a Training for Facilitators Workshop. Each begins on a Friday evening and ends that Sunday. Volunteer facilitators receive a manual with exercises for the workshops; they then apprentice in a workshop either in prison or in the community. There are two to four facilitators per workshop, and volunteers are expected lead two or three weekend workshops per year (although more are welcome!). During the workshops, facilitators lead a series of experiential role-playing exercises dealing with conflict resolution skills where they focus on affirmation, communication, cooperation, teamwork, and creative conflict resolution. The next Basic Workshop will take place at Scarsdale Quaker Meeting House from October 4-6: Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Meals will be provided for Saturday lunch and supper and Sunday supper. The Advanced and Training for Facilitators Workshops are scheduled after the Basic Workshop is completed.

Harrison, NY

10/4/19 7:00 PM

Facilitators to Lead Online Classes for Seniors

Selfhelp’s “Virtual Senior Center” is seeking Volunteer Facilitators to connect to seniors through a video chat program and share interests in the areas of art, music, history, health, social sciences, computers, and more. This program helps seniors to engage socially and make friends via computers during a one-hour interactive class. All Volunteer Facilitators need is a standard computer with high speed internet and a webcam. Classes are held weekdays, evenings, and weekends with a flexible recurring schedule. Volunteers who can speak English, Mandarin, Russian, or Korean are needed. Click here for more details about the program. #remotevolunteer

White Plains, NY

Through 7/29/20

Parent Child Together Program Volunteers - Ossining

Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for its Parent Child Together Program in Ossining. Shifts take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Parent Child Together provides parents with peer-to-peer learning opportunities with a focus on positive parenting skills, early childhood development, and school readiness. While the parents learn, the children participate in activities within the classroom that cover shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and pre-literacy concepts, which help them gain the social emotional and self regulation skills needed prior to entering Kindergarten. What do the volunteers do? In the first hour, parents and children work separately and staff and volunteers help the children with separation and also carrying out the activities for the hour. In the second hour, parents and children come together for activities while staff and volunteers model techniques for struggling parents and assist when a parent has more than one child in the program. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of six months if possible (there is flexibility for vacations, etc.).

Ossining, NY

Through 7/31/20

Knitting and Crocheting Basics Coach

We are looking for someone who knits and crochets, and is able to show beginners how to cast on, etc. It's a fun group, we knit/crochet, and have a few snacks! Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.30am Yonkers Riverfront Library We would prefer a minimum committment of 6 months Please "Express Interest" below for more information:

Yonkers, NY

Through 11/1/19

Special Service Mentors for Adults

Special Service Mentors will work with students who require additional help with time management and organizational skills. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

ESL Conversation Partners for Adults

Conversation Partners work one on one with our ESL students to help them improve their daily English Language Speaking skills for a minimum of an hour a week per student. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

Tutors for Adults

Tutors work in the Academic Support Center in a variety of areas including Math, Science, Writing, Art, Computers, and Higher Math/Physics for several hours a week. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

Computer Instructors for Seniors

Adult professional volunteers are needed to lead our Wednesday morning "Technology Time" seminars. Volunteers will teach seniors one-on-one how to use the computer, how to type, use YouTube, check news and social media, and more. Spanish-speakers and computer-savvy professionals preferred! Volunteers must be available to teach on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Port Chester, NY

Through 4/16/20