School On Wheels Volunteer, Skid Row Learning Center

School On Wheels Volunteer, Skid Row Learning Center

Job Description

Applicants must be a full time LAFS on ground with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

Name of Position:

School On Wheels Volunteer, Skid Row Learning Center

Name of Supervisor(s):

Leigh Beaulieu
Skid Row Learning Center Staff

Location where the student will perform his/her duties:

Skid Row Learning Center
600 East 7th Street, Ste 109
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Purpose or role of the position within the organization:

School on Wheels trains and matches volunteer tutors with children experiencing homelessness. Our tutors provide them with a consistent support system at a time of great stress and fear. We tutor virtually, as well as in public locations at libraries, schools, and shelters in six Southern California counties. We offer students new school supplies and backpacks so they feel proud and comfortable at school. The Skid Row Learning Center (SRLC) in downtown Los Angeles is a unique School on Wheels space that offers a safe and fun learning environment where students experiencing homelessness can access support after school. Students are served a meal, after which they rotate between academic stations that include homework, digital learning, and enrichment. Finally, students get some free time to play. We have gaming computers, a large library, a music room with recording equipment, a variety of board games, and an art center. Our SRLC volunteers love being able to both support students academically and engage socially with students to build positive and impactful relationships. A large majority of our students are Spanish speakers. We also have Russian and Portuguese-speaking students. While it is not required to speak another language, volunteers who do speak these languages are highly encouraged to apply!

Duties and responsibilities associated with the position and how they relate to the purpose or role:

• Help and support program staff
• Assist Program staff with welcoming busses of students and teachers when they arrive
• Administrative duties, including, answering phones, filing and other duties as assigned
• Being supportive to students and staff during programming
• Motivating and engaging students during the creative process.
• Maintenance & organization of art supplies, storage and general appearance of the center.
• Prepping materials for the art studio, e.g., prepare materials, cut paper in variety of sizes, check markers, and sharpen pencils.

General qualifications for the position:

All School on Wheels Volunteers/Interns must:

• fill out School On Wheels online application
• List LAFS Work Study Coordinator (Anthony Gilmore) as a reference
• schedule a phone interview with School on Wheels Program Development Coordinator: Leigh Beaulieu
• complete a 1.5 hour zoom introductory tutor training
• complete a livescan using our form (LAFS will reimburse)
• once approved, provide proof of COVID Vaccination
• partake in weekly COVID testing (Rapid tests provided free of charge on site)

The “Apply Now” link will redirect you to the organization’s website where you can fill out the application.