Join the Mercy Alliance to help teach children living in low-income housing reading and comprehension. We will be working with the national non-profit organization Mercy Housing who has served over 150,000 low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. Like Mercy Housing this program will strive to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, and all people are able to develop their full potential. The volunteer commitment will be once a week on Wednesdays or Thursday from 4pm to 5 pm(PST) starting mid September .
Project ELL Unitad
Unfortunately, this program is full and no longer accepting applications. Our third project is to educate people from all over the world - including China, Brazil, Morocco, and Kenya. In this capacity, you would be paired with an adult in a foreign country who possesses limited English knowledge. Volunteers would be scheduled for 1.5-2 hours a week at a mutually agreeable time. Training and curriculum will be provided. If you are 16 and older you can volunteer. If you are under 16 or in middle school, you can volunteer in partnership with a parent. This project is available for the summer and year-round. It is both flexible and meaningful.
Unfortunately, this program is full and no longer accepting applications. Join the Meaningful Teens team and help greet volunteers and students at our various virtual volunteering opportunities. As a Zoom Moderator, we are looking for you to give a warm welcome and create a positive atmosphere for our volunteers and students. Must be a COLLEGE student to become an MT Moderator.
Project Step Up
Unfortunately, Project Step Up is full and no longer accepting applications. Join Project Step Up with the Meaningful Teens Texas Chapter to help young students step up into the new year with confidence! Our summer reading camp offers one-on-one, peer to peer tutoring to help K-3rd students who might be struggling with phonics, learning sight words, and reading. Tutoring sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday, August 4-20th, from 1:30 - 2:00pm Central Time (11:30am - 12:00pm PST).
Project Educación will help Oakland grammar school and middle school students learn virtually with ELL and homework help for an hour a week. Volunteering will take place at 4 pm - 5 pm(PST) on Fridays during the school year, starting October 2nd. This is a great way to help others and earn volunteer hours during the school year.
Project Peer Counseling
Unfortunately, this program is full and no longer accepting applications. We are seeking college students/high school seniors to peer counsel middle school/high school students with the goal of going to college. We are publishing guides to assist in course selections with a roadmap to job placement. You will be trained by our partner college counselors. Mentorship will be done Wednesday and Fridays 4-5PM PST. Training will be on the weekends.
Unfortunately, this program is full and no longer accepting applications. Become a Zoom Technician for Meaningful Teens! Your job will be to manage Zoom Breakout Rooms to allow our volunteers and students to have one-on-one tutoring. For this opportunity, we are looking for COLLEGE volunteers who are good with technology, adaptable, and responsible
Unfortunately, Project Crossover is full and no longer accepting applications. Help young refugees and immigrants from Africa (ages 6-13) practice conventional English and, in the case of the younger children, learn to read. We will provide you with all the material to teach. Bring a smile and a meaningful desire to help other kids learn. The volunteering will tentatively be on Sundays from 1pm-2pm(pst), starting on October 3rd
Unfortunately, Project Change is full and no longer accepting applications. We envision a world where every student acquires the skills, confidence, and motivation to learn. Here is an opportunity to test new and innovative techniques for teaching our Meaningful Teens online students. New York University School Professional Studies candidate and Peace Corp volunteer will lead this innovative volunteer group on Sundays 1-2 PM PST to identify ideas and to implement creative curriculum in order to make Meaningful Teens programs even more engaging.
Unfortunately, this program is full and no longer accepting applications. Project ENGin is a peer-to-peer conversational English program that offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with 13 - 17 year olds in Ukraine. 45 minute to one hour sessions are weekly and designed to be conversational to help the students practice English. All volunteers can choose days and times that work best for their schedules. We have partnered with ENGin so Meaningful Teen applicants will fill out volunteer form (mention Meaningful Teens) and will be directly placed with a student. Volunteering time is flexible to your time needs.
Project Step Higher
Unfortunately, Project Step Higher is full and no longer accepting applications. Help Meaningful Teens Texas Chapter to provide one-on-one, individualized, reading enrichment to disadvantaged, K-3rd grade, emerging English Language Learners (ELL). Especially with delayed in-person learning for most TX schools, this program strives to make a meaningful difference for students who are struggling with their phonics and reading skills. Our goal is to inspire a love of reading as we create a fun and engaging learning experience, where kids feel safe to take risks and learn to read like wonderful story tellers. Project Step Higher is held on Sundays,1:20pm to 2pm Central Time (11:20-12pm PST). The fall session begins October 4th and ends December 13th. Training will be provided for new volunteers.
Unfortunately, Project Cuenca is full and no longer taking applications. Are you interested in teaching English to K-12 students in Ecuador? Starting November 5, join Meaningful Teens on Thursdays from 4-5pm pst. However, after the first 3 sessions, students and tutors will be matched based on mutually agreeable times that work for the both of you! You will need your own zoom account and above the age of 15 for this project.