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Volunteer Opportunities

CIANA's programs and services are powered by dedicated volunteers of all ages- students, retirees, community members, and more- who are all dedicated to making a difference in the lives of immigrants. Explore current volunteer opportunities below:

Community Outreach Volunteer (Spanish speaking)

In-person

Tuesday & Thursday,

10AM - 5PM

Ongoing

Overview

The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Latin America into the socio-economic and civic life of American society while maintaining pride in their cultural heritage. We are looking for Spanish-speaking individuals to assist our Outreach team in reaching out to newly arrived immigrant families from Latin America and engage them in our programs and services.

 

We are looking for volunteers who are fluent in Spanish with consistent availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM - 5PM, and who are comfortable spending hours on their feet and engaging with the public. After training with CIANA staff, the volunteer will accompany Outreach Workers into the community to distribute information and engage community members regarding CIANA’s immigrant services, namely NYC Care, a health plan geared towards undocumented individuals.

 

Qualifications

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required

  • Availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Has an outgoing personality and excellent communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and a team player

  • Prior experience in outreach, marketing, or PR is a plus

  • Able to foster relationships with external parties

Location

Various; in-person

Time Commitment

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10AM - 5PM 

  • On-going; immediate hire (flexible)

Training/Support Provided

Volunteers will undergo a brief and mandatory training with CIANA staff.

To Apply

Please send your resume to margaret@cianainc.org.

 

To learn more about CIANA, please visit our website at www.cianainc.org and visit our social media @cianainc.

Elementary Afterschool Volunteer Tutor (virtual)

Remote

Tues. & Thur.,

3:00-6:00 PM*

Ongoing,

thru June 2023

Overview

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) Education Team is seeking volunteer tutors for our virtual Elementary Afterschool Tutoring Program for the 2022-2023 school year, Spring semester. Volunteer tutors will be great role models for our students by supporting them in completing their homework and strengthening their academic skills.

Position Description

Volunteer Tutors will support the Elementary School Afterschool Program by offering one-on-one or small group homework help to elementary school students in Grades 1-5. Homework help sessions are conducted via Google Meets and last an hour and a half between 3-6 PM. Volunteer tutors may also be used as substitutes for other volunteers at times.

Qualifications

  • Passionate, committed, engaging!

  • Experience in working with children is preferred, but not required

  • Background in mathematics and/or English is preferred

  • Stable internet connection

  • Gmail account

  • Volunteers must be available on both Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age at the time of application

Location

Virtual; work can be done from anywhere in the world!

Time Commitment

  • On-going; immediate hire (flexible)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1.5-hour tutoring sessions between the hours of 3PM - 6PM

Training/Support Provided

Volunteers will undergo a brief and mandatory training with CIANA staff.

***TO APPLY, please complete this form. If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@cianainc.org.***

Middle School Afterschool Volunteer Tutor (virtual)

Remote

Mon. & Wed.,

3:00-4:30 PM​*

Ongoing,

thru June 2023

Overview

The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) Education Team is seeking volunteers for our virtual Middle School Afterschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, Spring semester. Volunteers will be great role models for our middle school students by supporting them in completing their homework, strengthening their academic skills, and leading fun, virtual activities for students.

Position Description

Volunteer tutors will support Middle School students by offering small group virtual homework help to students in Grades 6-8. Homework help sessions are conducted via Google Meets between 3-4:00PM. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to lead extracurricular activities between 5-6:00PM (to be discussed during onboarding). Due to occasional schedule changes, volunteer tutors may also substitute for other volunteer tutors at times.

Qualifications

  • Passionate, committed, engaging!

  • Experience working with children is preferred, but not required

  • Background in mathematics and/or English is preferred

  • Stable internet connection

  • Gmail account

  • Volunteers must be available on Monday and/or Wednesday between 3PM - 4PM additional availability between 5PM - 6PM is a plus but not required.

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age at the time of application

Location

Virtual; work can be done from anywhere in the world!

Time Commitment

  • On-going; immediate hire (flexible)

  • Monday and/or Wednesday, 3PM - 4PM (required); 5PM - 6PM (if possible)

Training/Support Provided

Volunteers will undergo a brief and mandatory training with CIANA staff.

***TO APPLY, please complete this form. If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@cianainc.org.***

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