Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:GENESISTER Homework Club (HWC)/Tutor Assistant
Department:Public Health
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:2-8 hours/week; hours vary depending on duties assigned; must be available from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for Longmont Homework Club (HWC) and 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Boulder Homework Club
Location:
Boulder County – currently serving Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette youth
Program Summary:

Program Summary:
GENESISTER is a pregnancy prevention program for the siblings of pregnant and parenting teens. Visit www.BoulderCountyGENESISTER.org for more information.

Description of Work:
Tutor GENESISTER participants on an individualized basis, as well as in group-based settings (i.e. HWC).

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide elementary school, middle school, and high school students (ages 11-18) with basic tutoring in a variety of subjects.
  • Assist in organizing homework clubs:  preparing the room, setting up snacks, calling participants, completing attendance paperwork, etc.
  • Be available as the lead academic resource during HWC to answer questions and assist students, as necessary (GENESISTER staff would also be available).
  • Be available as the academic resource providing one-on-one tutoring sessions to answer questions and assist students, as necessary (GENESISTER staff would not necessarily be present).
  • Attend or phone in to GENESISTER staff meetings on a regular basis to provide feedback on programming and to brainstorm on service delivery ideas.
  • Provide GENESISTER families with updates on student progress, as appropriate.
  • Attend school meetings and/or communicate with school staff and/or families and GENESISTER staff, as appropriate.
  • Provide GENESISTER staff with outcomes, student needs, and/or progress updates after each tutoring encounter.
  • Assist GENESISTER staff in completing paperwork for HWC and one-on-one tutoring sessions.
  • Transport participants in personal vehicle to and/or from GENESISTER HWC and one-on-one tutoring sessions.
  • Support youth in developing a vision for post-secondary education and career

 

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to conduct self in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Some experience or background working with positive youth development, prevention programming with youth and/or parent education.
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to mandated reporting policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work with high-risk youth in a nonjudgmental fashion.
  • Ability to work with and understand issues facing low-income families.
  • Ability to assist students with homework in a patient and compassionate manner.
  •  Must be organized, flexible, and dependable.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, as well as independently.
  • Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.
  • Flexible schedule; should expect scheduling changes and challenges, as well as unprepared youth and/or families.
  • Must possess high energy, have a positive attitude, and be a supporter of comprehensive sexual health education and women’s rights.
Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Training Dates and Information:

Receive upfront training, as provided by GENESISTER staff, on:

  • Mandated reporting and confidentiality requirements.
  • HWC preparation, setup, and teardown needs.
  • One-on-one tutoring session process and procedures.
  • Transportation requirements and process.
  • Communication and paperwork expectations with staff, youth, and families.

Receive ongoing training, as provided by GENESISTER staff, on:

  • Teen pregnancy prevention strategies.
  • Additional training, as needed.
Additional Information:

Supervision:
• Provided by the GENESISTER supervisor individually and/or as part of a group, which will be determined after volunteer placement.
• The supervision schedule will be determined with the volunteer after placement.

Benefits Gained:

  • Certain mileage for all GENESISTER-related transportation will be reimbursed, as designated by Boulder County.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young women and their families.
  • Establish professional ties with community experts and other community and county agencies in field.
  • Gain an understanding of the role of public health in the community.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to support women’s right to education.
  • Become an additional trusted adult and role model for young women.
Contact:
Volunteer Services Program
Boulder County Public Health
healthvs@bouldercounty.org
303-441-1163

For more information on the GENESISTER Program, visit www.BoulderCountyGENESISTER.org.

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and Harassment Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

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