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6 Cups to College is a mentor-based program is designed to help high school students as they transition to college, and early college students as they prepare for careers.

Volunteers are gender matched with students to share their college experience with a student that has expressed an interest in attending college. Most students would be the first generation in their families to attend college, or are from low income, or are foster youth, and therefore do not have an adult that is able to share the college experience with them.

6 Cups to College Mentor

Ongoing

Answer phones, make copies, seasonal decorations

Clerical Assistance

Ongoing

Safe Families for Children provides much needed support for parents in crisis, giving them time to get back on their feet while their children are cared for in a safe and loving environment.  You can play a vital role in Safe Families for Children by becoming a Family Coach to help parents in crisis get back on their feet.
As a Family Coach, you will:
- Support the Host Family. This ensures that families get the support and resources they need to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.
- Monitor children’s safety. Because safety is a top priority, the Family Coach begins assessing safety within 48 hours of a child moving in with the Host Family—and each week for at least a month.
- Provide a family in need with resources, such as community referrals and assistance in making their appointments.
- Facilitate the relationship between the Host Family and the Family in need with compassion and empathy.

Coach a Host Family

Ongoing

Under the supervision of the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, community outreach volunteers will promote the work of the IRC by assisting with communications, attending community events, and organizing donation campaigns that support refugee clients.
Responsibilities include:
- Develop unique strategies for engaging donors and volunteers
- Solicit area businesses, service clubs and faith-based organizations for in-kind donations 
- Assist with recruiting volunteers
- Post updates on social media websites and write articles for website
- Represent the IRC at various community events 
- Assist with organizing workshops and gatherings

Community Outreach Support

Ongoing

Remote volunteers will help clients safely use online resources and digital devices to develop language capabilities, improve employment search skills and gain basic computing knowledge. 
- Lead Zoom literacy workshops with the assistance of staff interpreters
- Help clients learn computing basics such as word processing and using the Internet to search for jobs
- Support clients with remote follow-ups as needed and with the assistance of staff interpreters

Digital Literacy Support

Ongoing

Under the supervision of the volunteer and donations coordinator, donation delivery assistants transport groceries and toiletries to the homes of refugees and special immigrants living in Central California.
Responsibilities include:
- Assist with tracking and sorting grocery pickups
- Coordinate grocery pick-ups with volunteer and donations coordinator
- Pick up groceries, toiletries, and laptops from stores or donation facilities · Comfortable with driving a pick up van
- Volunteers with access to a van particularly desired
- Travel distances of up to 70 miles each way to pick up groceries and other goods and transport them to client homes in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced counties
- Arrange groceries items in an organized fashion

Donations Delivery Assistant

Ongoing

Under the supervision of the Vocational English as a Second Language instructor, classroom aides will assist with individual instruction in English classes to newly arrived refugees.
- Lead group sessions and one-on-one sessions with ESL training materials
- Assist students with vocabulary and pronunciation
- Make copies of instructional materials when needed

ESL Classroom Aid

Ongoing

ESL Mentors work one-on-one with refugees and special immigrants to help improve their English skills.
- Lead one-on-one sessions using ESL training materials
- Assist students with workplace- and home-related vocabulary and pronunciation
- Basic computer skills and understanding of virtual platforms (Facebook Live, Zoom, etc.) preferred

ESL Mentor

Ongoing