Soft Landing Missoula is excited to share 3 volunteer tutoring opportunities for volunteers who are interested in direct service opportunities with refugees in Missoula. Hands on service requires a bit more of a commitment from the volunteer, but is a greatly needed and appreciated! Tutoring is a good way to get involved and there are options for whether you are more comfortable working with adults or kids. We encourage you to look through these opportunities and think about if any might work for you!
The Lifelong Learning Center
St. Joe’s Catholic Elementary School
Missoula County Public Schools
The Lifelong Learning Center teaches English as a second language to refugees and immigrants and needs volunteers to help support their students. Volunteers work under the direction of the instructor and often spend time one-on-one with students.
When: Monday-Thursday, 9-12pm
Where: Lifelong Learning Center
How: call 549-8765 and request an application
Commitment: minimum of one hour a week up to every day!
St. Joe’s Catholic School is looking for a volunteer to come in the afternoons to work one-on-one with refugee students.
When: Weekday afternoons from 2:15-3:00 pm
Where: St. Joe’s Elementary School
How: Call St. Joe’s to request an application, (406) 549-1290
Commitment: At least one afternoon a week
Missoula County Public Schools is looking for tutors to work one-on-one with refugee and immigrant students during the school day. Tutors will commit to a regular schedule with the same student(s).
When: Must have availability during the school day
Where: May be placed in any Missoula County Public School (requests will be considered)
Step 1: Fill out an MCPS volunteer application and background check. Please fill out the “unsupervised volunteer” application): http://www.mcpsmt.org/domain/818.
Please print, fill out, and take them (with a check for $6.00) to MCPS Administration Building, 200 S. 6th Street West during the day (better than mailing) – they are open at 8:00 am. The secretary in the Superintendent’s office, Ann Bates, will take them.
Step 2: Fill out the MCPS Volunteer ELL Tutor Application:
At the same time, please complete the Volunteer ELL form online and email it to Shirley Lindburg at [email protected] . This allows you to indicate your preferred schools, if any (close to work/home), grade levels if any, and times available during school day. You will be an unsupervised volunteer.
Commitment: once a week for the school year
For questions, contact [email protected]