Volunteer with Conexiones

Conexiones Classroom Assistant


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Conexiones is an after school leadership development program for Latino middle school students that emphasizes positive cultural identity development, communication, skill-building, and creates a leadership and college-going culture. 

  • Team Building
  • Leadership Skills
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Chicano and Latino History

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Conexiones facilitator in the session setting, which provides comprehensive program to support positive cultural identity development, academic, and personal growth.
Develop strong working relationships with participants, school, and SUN staff.
Other duties as needed by the facilitator.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Bilingual in English and Spanish

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE (OPTIONAL BUT PREFERRED):

Interested in developing, implementing, and facilitating classes for youth.
Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated consistency in following instructions and implementing strategies
Ability to be flexible and adaptive 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Walk long distances for youth excursions
May require lifting and moving boxes and other items as needed (twist, bend, reach, carry items up to 20 lbs. and think strategically about how to properly move heavy items)
Crawl or lie on floor or grass as appropriate for youth-centered activities
Move rapidly from extreme positions, i.e. sudden standing from floor

TIME REQUIREMENT: 

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15pm-3:30pm

Must commit to one day per week every week OR every other week for at least 2 terms (4 months).

ADDITIONALLY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergo and pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation to school site.