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Afterschool Tutoring

Serving Afterschool students online for Fall 2020

LaAmistad, which simply means “the friendship,” is the premier organization serving Latinos in Atlanta. With an environment constructed around the premise of friendships and relationships, we foster educational excellence and help our students, parents, and families to achieve a better quality of life.

Online, Afterschool will continue to be a major support for LaAmistad students to lean on, as it has been for nearly two decades. With many of the same challenges that inspired our foundation now present once again in distance learning, volunteers, staff, and supporters will be more critical than ever in ensuring the success of our students this fall.

LaAmistad is seeking volunteers who can offer elementary age homework help at one of our eight after school program locations. Volunteers work alongside a staff teacher and parent liaison. No Spanish or education experience required. 

It's going to take a village to continue to provide students with the supports that have served them so well in the past, and LaAmistad needs your help to be that village. Volunteers will have a unique opportunity this fall to pair up with an individual student, and we know that LaAmistad's dedicated, compassionate community of givers is more than up to the task.

Tutoring for elementary school-aged students will range from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM on Mondays through Thursdays. Available days and times vary by location.

All volunteers must:

  • Be 14 years of age to volunteer alone. Students under 14 years old are eligible to volunteer with a parent or chaperone that volunteers with them in the classroom.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a volunteer wavier.
  • Volunteers 19 and up are required to submit a background check.  Click here to begin your Background Check If you are asked to provide a Good deed code simply enter X47WZIL
  • Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. Click here to sign up for your volunteer orientation or email info@laamistadinc.org.



    To review our LaAmistad Afterschool volunteer handbook please click here - Volunteer Afterschool Handbook

English For Successful Living


English for Successful Living classes are open to anyone in the community that wants to learn English regardless of origin. With 6 different locations, we are always in need of ESL teachers, (volunteer position). No experience is necessary.

Training:
ESL teacher will be familiarized with LaAmistad resources available, and complete a 6 hour observation prior to placement.

Selection:
All prospective members must submit an online application form and successfully complete a background check screening.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with adult students of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and skills. Possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. Possess characteristics of responsibility, desire to help others, discretion, and flexibility. Ability to work independently applying critical thinking skills and problem-solving to various situations.

All volunteers must:
· Be 18 years or older
· Be a native or fluent English speaker
· Be willing to make a 10-week commitment
· Be willing to attend training before each session
· Have regular access to email
· Complete a background check
· Have a desire to work with adults from different cultural, educational and economic backgrounds
· Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. Click Here to Schedule an Orientation

Click here to begin your Background Check

To review our ESL volunteer handbook please click here - LaAmistad ESL Volunteer Handbook

Anímate Summer Academy

Counselors Wanted: June 2021

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity for this summer and enjoy working with elementary-aged children? LaAmistad Anímate Summer Academy is the perfect opportunity for you to take part in, build your leadership skills, and add value to your college resumes!

High school aged volunteers are needed to take on counselor roles to assist the students with daily routines, academics, and take part with the students in a variety of sports. All counselors will need to be able to make a Monday-Thursday commitment during the month of June from the hours of approximately 8:00am-2:30pm.

Counselors who can commit to each day during this time frame will be given priority status.

Being a certified lifeguard and/or CPR certified is a benefit, but not a requirement. All interested candidates should apply by clicking the registration link found on this page, complete the online form, and check their email for a follow up required action. Please email vrodriguez@laamistadinc.org.


Special Projects

As a volunteer-led organization, LaAmistad is always looking for skilled volunteers who wish to serve using their wealth of knowledge and specific expertise. Sharing your passion has the potential to inspire students who otherwise may never have seen it up close. In addition, LaAmistad has a number of non-instruction volunteer opportunities for those who wish to help in other ways. Packing tool-kits, labeling resources, loading covid relief items, and distributing resources like books and food to families in need are among the projects LaAmistad currently has available. Be sure to check the "Special Projects" option on your volunteer form to be the first to learn about new opportunities. 

Volunteer Requirements

Background checks for volunteers 19 and over are required every three years of volunteer service. For more information regarding our background check policy, click this link: LaAmistad Screening Policy

For more information, contact us at info@laamistadinc.org or visit our FAQs page.

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