Volunteer at SFLC!


Over the years countless hours have been volunteered by a handful of people. These people are working to make a difference in the life of a young child and we would love for you to be a part of that mission! SFLC is an organization that is very flexible in terms of volunteer hours. Our program runs for no more than 2 hours per week day. You can select one, two, or three days of the week to volunteer – whatever fits your schedule best. You can even serve one night a month! We would like for you to join our team of passionate and educated volunteers, call us for more details!

Types of Volunteer Positions

-Family Literacy Program-

Classes for adult English learners are designed to help students focus on literacy and life skills instruction. Our families come from many different countries and speak several languages.  In 2016-17, the program included students whose native languages included Burmese, Karen, Swahili and Kirundi and Arabic.  Our program provides onsite child education so parents have a safe, nurturing environment for their children while they attend class.

 

 

Program Dates:

September-May in conjunction with the RIMSD calendar

The Program runs Monday-Thursday, 9am-Noon

No prior English Language instruction required

 

Adult Literacy Volunteer

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Supports staff by assisting with group and individual instruction
  • Collaborates with staff and volunteers to help with activities
  • Models English communication

 

Child Education Volunteer

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care

  • Prepare snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Assist staff with activities

-After School Program-

Volunteers wishing to donate their time at one of Spring Forward’s after-school sites in the Rock Island-Milan School District will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with students in need of academic support. Whether it’s helping with homework or reading with a child volunteers can rest assured that they are making a difference in the academic life of a child and furthering Spring Forward’s goal of having every child reading by third grade.

Program Dates:

September-May in conjunction with the RIMSD calendar

Programs are Monday-Thursday, 3:00-5:15 at one of 6 school sites in the Rock Island-Milan school district

 

After-School Volunteer

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Mentor a child by working one-on-one with them on reading, writing, math and homework
  • Assist with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities led by our community enrichment partners
  • Help out in the classroom with one of our certified teaching staff as they work on achieving the literacy goals of our students

-Special Events-

Throughout the year SFLC holds several special events including our Spring into Summer 5K and Step up for Summer Learning Celebration. We are always looking for energetic volunteers to help plan, execute and support these events. Check out our events page for upcoming volunteer opportunites.

Special Events Volunteer

Essential duties and responsibilities are determined and assigned based on the event


-Summer Enrichment Camp-

Spring Forward volunteers will become part of an academic mentoring team in supporting local youth’s literacy summer goals. Working in small groups with certified teachers and camp counselors, there are great opportunities to build personal communication and teaching skills as well relationships with the local youth. Whether it be helping with reading groups, sitting with students at lunch, or spending time doing athletic activities, volunteers are needed and very much appreciated.

Program Dates:

Approximately second week of June-July (6 weeks)

The program runs Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

 

Summer Enrichment Camp Volunteer

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work with certified teachers and counselors in helping students achieve literacy goals
  • Help staff in executing “STEAM” lessons and activities
  • Assist community partners in providing enrichment programming and opportunities
  • Chaperone students on one of their Friday Field Trips
  • Lead or participate with with youth in athletic activities

For more information or if you have any questions on volunteer opportunities, contact Robbie McIntyre:

Phone: (309) 793-5900 ext. 250

E-mail: robbie@springforwardqca.org