Cause - Adult Education

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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


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


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


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


Fantastic Friends Co-Program Leader

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for an assistant volunteer program leader to join our wonderful dedicated volunteer team. Fantastic Friends meets once or twice a month on a Friday from 7-9 p.m. Fantastic Friends (ages 18+) needs a leader (or leaders to co-lead) to help run this very popular social skills program. We would also like to expand this program to twice a month. Fantastic Friends is a fun night out either at the Playhouse or out in the community to facilitate social interactions between adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community. The goals of the program are to promote positive relationships, to encourage peer relationships in the community, to develop social skills and ultimately to have FUN! At least a six-month commitment is required. Volunteer Program Leader Requirements: Must be 18+ Must attend an hour-long orientation (sessions available 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Wedsnesday of the month) Observe two programs Once the above requirements have been fulfilled, a background check is required We would love to hear your ideas! Please express interest below.

Ardsley, NY


High School Equivalency/GED Teachers

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach a basic skills course for young adults between the ages of 17 and 25. This program is designed to help them successfully obtain a High School Equivalency or GED, which then leads them to enter post-secondary or advanced training programs or obtain full-time employment. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday; volunteer instructors can teach up to four days a week for the length of the fall (September to December) or spring semester (January to June).

New Rochelle, NY


Reading Tutors for Adults

Westchester Library System is in need of volunteer reading tutors to support adults in Westchester communities who want to learn to read or to read better. All tutoring takes place at a Westchester library location at a time that works within the volunteer's own schedule. Westchester Library System will offer tutor training, support, and all teaching materials to accommodate the individual needs of the learner. Volunteer Reading Tutors commit to a minimum of two hours per week.

Elmsford, NY


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 who engage participants in a series of experiential role-playing exercises that focus on building conflict resolution skills, such as affirmation, communication, cooperation, teamwork, and creative conflict resolution. 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. 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! The next Basic Workshop will take place at Purchase Quaker Meeting House in Purchase from February 7-9. To set up an interview or learn more about how to become a Volunteer Conflict Resolution Workshop Facilitator, please express your interest below! Workshop schedule: Friday, February 7: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, February 8: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, February 9: 1-8 p.m.

Harrison, NY


Communications-Digital Volunteer (Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties!)

The Digital Volunteer will support the Communications Department in many facets of managing social media and producing digital content/stories. * Listen/monitor regional conversations around Red Cross and providing feedback to Chapter * Assist in day-to-day postings/retweeting and administering GNY Red Cross accounts * Act as an ambassador and engage with online communities * Assist in developing, promoting and participating in Red Cross social media campaigns * Develop videos/photographs/content for web site and social media channels to promote and raise awareness of Red Cross mission/values to multi-lingual communities * Live-tweet special events and large-scale disaster responses * Develop tweet-up events for social media followers * Conduct research where needed and assist in compiling/analyzing metrics for chapter Facebook and Twitter feeds to improve performance * Help manage, recruit and engage local digital volunteers Qualifications: * Strong writing skills for different platforms. * Previous writing experience with blog posts, web/editorial stories and social media posts—Facebook and Twitter–is desired (Will be asked to submit writing samples.) * Experience with Microsoft Outlook applications * Strong communication skills and empathy for disaster survivors a must. * Ability to work independently and on a team * Experience using video editing and imaging software a plus (Photoshop, iMovie, FinalCut) • Photography experience a plus • Blogging experience a plus • Need to be able to work under potentially stressful situations

Hawthorne, NY