Help giving refugees a summer to remember! Apply as volunteer in USA

The International Refugee Center of Oregon - IRCO - is looking for motivated a intern and volunteer to support with the organization of the IRCO Summer School. It is certainly you the right person for this amazing and educational experience so have a look at the position and book you tickets to Oregon

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Organization/Company: International Refugee Center of Oregon - IRCO 's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, IRCO has over 40 years of history and experience working with Portland's refugee and immigrant communities. Following the 1970s political upheavals in Southeast Asia, Oregon and Washington were two of the first states to offer new opportunities and homes to refugees. A group of Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian refugees in Portland formed the Indochinese Cultural and Service Center (ICSC) to help newly arrived families adjust to American society and find jobs. Youth Programs ensure that students (ages 6+) receive a quality education to overcome the obstacles that perpetuate inequality and poverty. From one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, academic advocacy and after school activities, to gang prevention and intervention for at-risk youth, IRCO provides culturally and linguistically specific support to help close the achievement gap, improve 3rd grade reading, ease middle school transitions, and increase the number of youth graduating from high school and pursuing college or career opportunities.


Duty Station: Various schools in Portland, Oregon and other locations


Open To: volunteers 18 years of age and over


Timeframe: Mon-Thurs 8:30am – 2:30pm for 4 weeks in July. The intern it is expected to work 20-30 hours per week


Deadline: not mentioned


Job description:  IRCO summer school gives immigrant and refugee youth time to practice their literacy and math skills while staying active and having fun in a safe, culturally specific environment. This volunteering position is inside the IRCO's Youth Programs. The activities for this position as an intern for IRCO’s Summer School will be the following:

- assist bilingual, bicultural IRCO staff inside and outside the classroom

- helping students during learning activities, games, sports, meals, and field trips


Qualifications: the qualifications requested are mainly having previous experience with:

- tutoring

- teaching

- classroom assistant, or summer camps preferred but not required

- knowledge of Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Chuukese, Karen, Mandarin, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tongan, Ukrainian, or Vietnamese a plus


Wage/Fees:  not mentioned


Application process: to apply for this position as an intern and as a volunteer for IRCO Summer School it is necessary to follow the link to all positions page, look for the position title NEW! IRCO Summer School Interns (multiple locations) and click on the Apply Here button to send you application


Useful links:

volunteer agreement

link to the position page

all positions page

Contact information:

- Main Office

10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220

(503) 234-1541

- Africa House

631 NE 102nd Ave Portland, OR 97220

(503) 802-0082

- Asian Family Center

8040 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97213

(503) 235-9396

Senior Center

10615 SE Cherry Blossom Dr. Portland, OR 97216

(503) 484-6371

- International Language Bank

10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220

(503) 234-0068

edited by  Ludovica Mango


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