Outreach360 Virutal Impact Program
Fall 2021 - Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
Spanish Enrichment Volunteer
Now Accepting Applications!
Serve Virtually ~ Impact Globally
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Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with our students in Latin America. Applications are now open for our Spanish Enrichment Volunteer position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during  the fall of 2021. In addition to English classes, our students receive enrichment in Spanish. Gain leadership experience in Spanish while impacting young students throughout Latin America. With 75 minutes of virtual service a week, you'll provide our students with the opportunity to expand their horizons, develop their critical thinking skills, and learn about the world through small group activities. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service.
Details
Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a teenager or an adult (13 years of age or older)

  • Have native or advanced Spanish skills (including speaking, reading and writing)

  • Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)

  • Be available to attend orientation

  • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)

  • Have a strong and consistent internet connection

  • Have a quiet place from which to volunteer

Previous experience is not required.

Dates & Times

Fall 2021 Session

  • October 2nd - November 26th (8 weeks)

  • One day a week, Monday-Thursday

  • 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Mandatory Orientation

  • Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

  • 2 PM - 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Application Process

Complete the Application Form

  • Applications are open now and processed on a rolling basis

  • Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis, so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible

  • Review of applications will begin June 25th and continue until positions are filled

Participate in the Selection Process

You may be asked for any of the following:

  • Responses to questions via VideoAsk, Typeform, or email

  • An interview over Zoom

  • To lead a mock activity

  • Additional information

Post-Acceptance Process

Make your deposit

  • A $100 donation is required as a deposit upon acceptance into the program

 

Raise or directly donate your Minimum Program Donation

  • An additional $300 raised or directly donated is required by September 25th, 2021

  • Each virtual volunteer receives a personal fundraising page on our website

  • All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers
     

What is the Minimum Program Donation and why is it required?
Outreach360 is committed to providing powerful opportunities to students in Latin America at no cost to them or their families. This is made possible by our virtual volunteers who donate their time and commit to raising and donating the funds required to sponsor these programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be leading the activities by myself?

No, you will have at least one partner. You'll work together to support the students and each other.

Will I need to dedicate time outside of my volunteer hours to prepare for the activities?

No, there is no preparation necessary. All activities will be prepared for you, and you will have access to the materials before students join your Zoom room.

Will I have support from Outreach360?

Yes, each time you connect, you will receive guidance from an Outreach360 teacher or leader before students join your Zoom room. You'll also be able to ask the teacher or leader for support during the course of the activities.

How will I benefit from volunteering?

You will gain leadership skills in Spanish as well as experience working with children. Volunteering will also help you grow your creativity, adaptability, initiative, Spanish public speaking skills, critical thinking skills, confidence, and comfort working virtually - an increasingly prevalent skillset.

How will Outreach360 Virtual English Academy students benefit from my service?

The time you spend with our students will have an incredible impact on their education and inspire them to get excited about learning  as well as the opportunity to expand their horizons, develop their critical thinking skills, and learn about the world. Not only that, but the program donation you raise provides this opportunity at no cost to our students' families. We can guarantee that taking time out of your week to serve our students will make a real difference.

Why is there an application and selection process?

The Outreach360 Virtual English Academy is a rigorous program in which the students receive daily instruction. The goal of our application process is to get to know the personality and skills of our applicants in order to determine the best fit for our students and all parties involved.

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What Our Students Are Saying
What Our Volunteers Are Saying

¡Primeramente, adquirí conocimientos no solo de mi país sino de otros lugares con personas dispuestas a contribuir con mi aprendizaje y formación; por eso estoy más que agradecida!
-Samantha

You are the best!I really appreciate your help and the basic knowledge you've given me!
-Jorge

Thank you very much for everything!I had a lot of fun, and I'm sure this will help me in school!
-Stefany

¡Gracias por el tiempo invertido y por el aprendizaje que no han dado! ¡Ha sido una experiencia muy agradable!
-Joany

This experience reminded me of what it's like to be a kid. All my students have endless dreams for their futures and show up to class everyday with so much joy and gratitude for the opportunity to learn. To be able to play a small role in building towards their dreams is a very humbling experience that I will always cherish. In many ways, they have all played a part in creating my future, and I plan to carry their joy and gratefulness with me beyond this virtual program.

-Camryn Pedersen

University of British Columbia

Every day you are greeted by students with such a passion for learning, palpable enthusiasm, and a positive attitude that is intoxicating.

-Jackson Crass

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville

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