Volunteers serve under the guidance of our classroom instructors and are key team members. As part of a dynamic volunteer program, our volunteers commit to 2 hours per week for at least six months. Respectful, consistent communication with students, instructors, and VC are essential for successful participation in our program. Our ultimate function is to help our students reach their academic goals. As such, we expect volunteers to be supportive, engaged participants in the Restore Education experience.
We follow a multi-step onboarding process to allow volunteers to gain a solid understanding of our organization and our students. The steps include an initial interview, completion of one ProLiteracy training module, a 45-minute orientation, a mandatory background check, and a class observation. By the end of the onboarding process, the applicant has engaged with the Volunteer Coordinator and has had numerous opportunities to ask questions.