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Volunteer Youth Academic Tutor

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Volunteer - Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date:

TITLE: Volunteer Youth Academic Tutor
LOCATION: Elizabeth, NJ
START DATE: September 2023
: 1.5 - 2 Hours per Week for 6 Months

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst
humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and
26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK: The IRC in New Jersey seeks volunteer tutors to support English
language learners among recently arrived youth refugees who have fled persecution in their home
country and are rebuilding their lives in New Jersey. IRC will pair tutors with students based on mutual
availability. Tutors may support students during individual 1:1 in-home/virtual tutoring. Tutors are
academic coaches and positive role models who want to help IRC youth succeed in school. Tutors are
not people who are expected to receive, give, or loan money.

● Passionate about helping youth reach their potential
● Flexible and patient
● Committed, dependable, and punctual
● Creative; has a sense of fun
● An active listener
● Culturally competent, comfortable and aware of youth support needs

● Attend an onsite orientation at the IRC Elizabeth office and complete associated IRC online
trainings/background check
● One on one individualized tutoring
● Tutors should be able to create a welcoming environment that fosters community and learning
among program participants
● Interact with diverse populations effectively
● Tutor assigned students at least 1.5-2 hours per week for a duration of the school year (6 months)
● Communicate regularly with the Youth Program Specialist and parents/guardians regarding
student’s progress, problems, etc.
● Comply with office policies and program procedures

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.