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!  

  • Volunteer Opportunities February 2020- Current: 

    • * Thank you for all of your interest during such a challenging time! At this moment, we are not looking for additional academic volunteers, but would love to have support with our food bank and food deliveries. If you are interested, or would like more details please email Daryna at daryna.loch@ousd.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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