The Washington DC unit is taking a sabbatical year off for the 2021-22 MVS year.
"Briya is a wonderful organization to be a part of. Staff and volunteers are encouraging to and supportive of students and of one another, creating a very positive environment."-current volunteer
Primary Job Responsibilities:
The volunteer will have the opportunity to interact with multicultural, bilingual staff daily. The volunteer will have some opportunities to interact directly with diverse adults who are learning English and their children who are in Briya's early childhood program.
Fulfilling Aspects of Position:
The volunteer will be able to further develop communications, administrative, and Spanish skills while contributing to and helping promote a vibrant, family-literacy-focused school. The volunteer will also learn about the variety of issues facing immigrant families and get to interact with staff and students from around the world.
Challenging Aspects of Position:
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize well are necessary to balance many diverse tasks. Weekly organizational meetings are held but there is little daily supervision, so self-direction and the capacity to work well on one's own are vital.
The volunteer will attend on-site and off-site trainings of particular need or interest to him/her.
Characteristics of Ideal Volunteer: