Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to improve their English and computer skills, and prepare for the US citizenship test.

New American Integration Program AmeriCorps Member

Service Description

The NAIP Career Coach will work with the BEST Hospitality Training team to provide a high level of career coaching services, support, job placement, and job retention assistance for clients. The NAIP Career Coach will work directly with clients and perform other duties as needed.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Using a structured and approved curriculum, conduct comprehensive sessions of career development training and workshops to prepare students for positions in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
  • Provide computer instruction to students enrolled in our job seeker program, as needed.- Manage and participate in the selection process to screen applicants and determine program compatibility.
  • Manage a client caseload, maintaining appropriate level of contact with clients based on their needs and goals with timely submission of student applications in order to achieve all target outcomes.
  • Take a lead role in tracking and reporting coaching activities.
  • Maintain client files and protect confidentiality of information.
  • Travel at least once/month for NAIP member meetings.
  • Make a full-time, 11-month commitment.
Qualifications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in data entry, tracking, and analysis.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in and commitment to national and community service
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program, and a fingerprint-based FBI check

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Volunteer

Online ESL/Computer/Citizenship Tutors Needed!

Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to improve their English and computer skills, and prepare for the US citizenship test. 

If you’re fluent in English, interested in education, and passionate about helping others, this is a wonderful opportunity! Volunteers will be supported by a volunteer coordinator and provided a wealth of resources. We ask you to please make a commitment ranging from 30-60 minutes per week for a minimum of six months. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching skills, learn about other cultures, and empower students in the community. 

  • Main Responsibilities (depending on volunteer interest):
    • Providing one-on-one online tutoring to students in English, citizenship, or computer skills
    • Assisting teachers in online English, citizenship, or computer classes
  • Experience that is helpful, but not required:
    • Tutoring or teaching experience
    • Familiarity using virtual meeting platforms and online tools 
    • Knowledge of a second language

All volunteers participate in an online volunteer orientation. If interested, please complete this form. For any questions, please contact Rose London or Huiling Chen. 

Rose London
English Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator
rlondon@BESThtc.org

Huiling Chen
Program Manager
hchen@BESThtc.org