How Can I Help?

 

Volunteer at Oakland International! 

At Oakland International, our primary needs are for long term volunteers: volunteers who can commit to at least a semester (ideally, the whole school year) on a consistent basis. Committing to a semester/school year allows volunteers to build relationships with students, staff and program partners, and become a real part of our dynamic community. Here's what we're looking for: 

 

OIHS Volunteer Classroom Assistants

  • Overview: A Volunteer Classroom Assistant acts as another adult in the classroom to support the teacher, working with a group of students in the classroom. All classes use English Language Learning techniques and build language capacity. No prior English experience is needed!

  • Days/Times: Hours are flexible and can fit your schedule. Daily school hours are M, T, TH, F 8:20 am -3:15 pm, W 8:20 am -2:55 pm. We ask for a minimum 2 hour/week commitment. 

  • Requirements: Willingness to work with an English Language Learner population in a classroom setting; minimum commitment of 2 hour/week for an entire semester (preferred full-year)

  • Program Contact: Daryna Loch at daryna.loch@ousd.org, OIHS Volunteer Coordinator

  • How to Apply: Please complete our OIHS Volunteer Interest Form and we'll contact you asap regarding upcoming orientations and next steps!  

  • Next Volunteer Orientation:  

    • Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 (10:30-12pm)

    • Thursday, August 12th, 2021 (1:00-2:30pm)

    • Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 (10:30am-12pm)

    • Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 (1:00-2:30)

After School Tutors - with Refugee Transitions 

 

  • Overview: Our long-time partner agency, Refugee Transitions, coordinates volunteers for our dynamic after-school tutoring program that takes place Monday-Thursday at OIHS. Volunteering in the after school program is an opportunity to work with all grade levels and provide support in various subject areas. Students come to after-school tutoring on a drop-in basis. 

  • Days/Times: Available times: M, T, W, Th 3:15-5:00 pm.

  • Commitment: Willingness to work with an English Language Learner population in an after-school setting; minimum commitment of one after school day per week for an entire semester (preferred full year)

  • Additional Requirements: Home based tutoring requires additional training programs. The process is detailed here: Become a Volunteer with Refugee Transitions

  • How to Apply: Please apply directly through Refugee Transitions' Volunteer Application portal. They'll contact you asap regarding upcoming orientations and next steps!  

  • Program Contact: Nicole Germanov, Refugee Transitions

Home Based Tutors - with Refugee Transitions

  • Overview: OIHS's partner organization, Refugee Transitions, trains, matches & supports volunteers to work one-on-one (or sometimes in pairs) with newly-arrived refugee, asylee & immigrant students in the students' homes. Refugee Transitions works with OIHS to prioritize the most high-need, linguistically & culturally isolated students with a caring adult for academic tutoring, ESL teaching & cultural mentoring.

  • Schedule: Schedule is flexible, according to availability of tutor, student & the student's family

  • Minimum Commitment: 2-4 hours/week, for a minimum of 9 months

  • Additional Requirements: Home based tutoring requires additional training programs. The process is detailed here: Become a Volunteer with Refugee Transitions

  • How to Apply: Please apply directly through Refugee Transitions' Volunteer Application portal. They'll contact you asap regarding upcoming orientations and next steps!  ​

  • Program Contact: Nicole Germanov, Program & Volunteer Manager: Nicole@Reftrans.org

Additional Questions about volunteering at OIHS?  Contact Noelle Guarin