Soft Landing Missoula works closely with community partners to support their ongoing volunteer needs in their efforts to serve our local refugee population. There are some great opportunities for people interested in direct services with refugee youth in Missoula. Hands-on service requires a bit more of a commitment from the volunteer, but is greatly needed and appreciated!
St. Joe’s Catholic School is looking for volunteers to come in during the school day to work one-on-one with refugee students.
When: Weekdays between 8am-3pm
Where: St. Joe’s Elementary School
How: Call St. Joe’s to request an application, (406) 549-1290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitment: 1-2 days 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 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 Jodee Zunker at email@example.com . 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