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Volunteer - Friendship Families

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Volunteer - Friendship Families

Internal Position Title:

Posting Number: S02177

Department:: Global Engagement

Position Type: Volunteer

Job Family: Volunteer

A friendship family is a local community member/family who is interested in showing hospitality and welcome to international students and is open to learning about other cultures. Friendship families will invite international students into the daily rhythms of their lives (i.e. children's sporting events, family outings, game nights, community events, holiday meals, etc.). Friendship families and their student(s) can decide how frequently to meet, however, the expectation is to meet at least 1-2 times a month during the academic term. Friendship families will be matched with 1-3 international students. STUDENT WILL NOT LIVE WITH YOUR FAMILY!

Does this describe you and your family?
  • I/We enjoy meeting and helping people
  • I/We could easily welcome guests as friends into my home and life
  • All members of my home think this is a good idea
  • I/We are open and interested in inviting international students into our daily life/activities

Required Qualifications:
-High School diploma or equivalent.
-Live in Lake County and willingness to be an ambassador of CLC -Willingness to provide a positive/supportive experience during time together

Desired Qualifications:
-Ideal friendship families may have lived abroad themselves or hosted international students in the past-Willingness to transport students to/from events/friendship family home
-Bilingual in English and other foreign language

Posting Date: 03/20/2023

Closing Date:

Expected Start Date:

Special Instructions Summary:

Pay Rate: Volunteer

Full-Time/Part-Time: Volunteer

Location Grayslake

Total Hours Per Week: Varies

Work Schedule:
Designated day for host families visit (typically the second Saturday of the students’ three-week stay).

Software Testing Required: None

Interview Process Requirements: None

EEO Statement:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions:

· Pick up/drop off students to/from home/event location· Show students culturally relevant places, such as museums, local festivals, etc.· Invite students to attend/participate in family activities such as sporting events, concerts, community events, hiking, or other excursions (day trips)· Provide meals to student while in your home (ex: Thanksgiving Dinner, holiday meals, Friday night pizza, etc.)· Assist students with settling-in tasks: trips to the bank, setting up a cell phone, transportation to local grocery stores, ethnic markets, etc.· Support/attend Department of Global Engagement events with students (ex: Independence Grove Picnic, International Education Week)

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