Jobs

WATCH does not have any job openings at this time.


Internships

To apply for an internship, email your resume and cover letter to Daria Gere at daria@watchcdc.org. Specify which internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Community Organizing - Voter Registration & Community Outreach Intern

Background: WATCH plans to register 250 new voters to participate in the Fall Election. We also plan to have a fall candidates forum and a candidates survey of all city council and mayoral candidates.

Duties:

  • Work with the Community Organizer on our voter registration and organizing drive, including canvassing, tabling, and coordinating efforts with other community organizations.
  • Get postcards and petitions signed and registering people to vote.
  • Develop City Council and Mayoral survey, send it out, and track responses.
  • Schedule and do preliminary planning for the candidates forum for the fall.

The position is part-time, for 15-30 hours per week. This position will provide the intern with experience in volunteer mobilization, electoral politic as a non-profit, and project management.

ESL Program Intern

Background: WATCH teaches English to adult immigrants with weekly classes, a tutoring program, and conversation groups. Many of our students are not literate in their native language and require a special teaching approach. Our classes are run by volunteer co-teachers, along with volunteer aides and supervision by our Program Manager. Our students come primarily from low income households, and low wage workers are the majority of our population. Many of our students are Spanish speaking but we also have students from many other parts of the world. The English they learn is practical and based on use for their day to day lives. Students learn skills that will help them talk to their doctor, open a bank account, talk to their children's teachers, talk to clients at work, and improve their overall communication.

Duties:

  • Work with Program manager to develop curriculum and prepare class plans.
  • Assist in classrooms and check in on volunteer tutor pairs.
  • Assist the Program manager in administrative duties such as registering students, calling students on the waiting list, filing, etc.

The intern will gain experience working with an adult immigrant population, ESL curriculum development, hands-on work with ESL students, and program management.

Adult Education - Data Management Intern

Background: WATCH teaches English to adult immigrants with weekly classes, a tutoring program, and conversation groups. Many of our students are not literate in their native language and require a special teaching approach. Our classes are run by volunteer co-teachers, along with volunteer aides and supervision by our Program Manager. Our students come primarily from low income households, and low wage workers are the majority of our population. Many of our students are Spanish speaking but we also have students from many other parts of the world. The English they learn is practical and based on use for their day to day lives. Students learn skills that will help them talk to their doctor, open a bank account, talk to their children's teachers, talk to clients at work, and improve their overall communication.

Duties:

  • Work with Program Manager to develop excel sheets to capture data points relevant to the ESL program such as placement test scores, goal setting, and evaluations.
  • Intern will enter data and then prepare reports for Program Manager.

Block Party- Event Planning Intern

Background: WATCH plans to have a block party in a low income neighborhood in Waltham. We will have food trucks, free give-aways, music, kids activities and tables with information on community resources- the sky’s the limit!

Duties:

  • Secure entertainment.
  • Engage community partners.
  • Get donations from local businesses.
  • Coordinate volunteers on the day of the event.
  • Other event management as needed.

This is a great opportunity for students who want experience in event planning or experience with nonprofit program management. The position is 20-40 hours per week.


Volunteer Opportunities

Teach adult English classes

WATCH CDC is seeking volunteers to co-teach adult English classes.
Come join our dynamic, fun classroom environment and support participants in reaching their goals!  This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the daily lives of immigrants in our community and to gain teaching skills alongside supportive colleagues.
Volunteer teachers will:

  • work with another teacher to plan and lead classes focused on daily English communication.
  • work closely with Program Manager on curriculum and class goals.
  • be available Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6PM-8:30PM, if interested in evening classes or Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10AM-12PM if interested in morning classes.
  • spend an additional 1-2 hours of planning most weeks.
  • commit to participating most weeks for a whole session (late June-mid August, September-December, Jan-June).

Be a tutor for an adult learning English

Tutoring is a great way to give people a way to learn English while you get to know someone from another country and culture . Many immigrants are realizing that they can increase their income by a few dollars an hour if they have good English skills and this helps them better provide for their families.
Volunteer tutors will:

  • commit one hour a week for one 4 month
  • be matched 1 on 1 with a learner with a similar schedule

After 4 months you can decide if it’s a good fit and if tutoring is something you want to continue doing.

For more information or to sign up for volunteer teacher or tutor, contact Brian Logue, Adult Education Program Manager, by email or call 781-891-6689 ext. 202


Other Ways to Get Involved

Support a low-income Tenant

Some tenants come to our housing clinic in crisis.  They may be being evicted soon and could use help getting a ride to apply for emergency housing, with pet sitting if they have to go to a shelter, with help moving their things into storage, or help filling out housing applications.

If you can help, Daria Gere, Executive Director, at daria@watchcdc.org or 781-891-6689 ext. 200 to sign up for the Helping Hands alert list and you will be notified when there is a tenant in crisis.

Expand our work place giving

WATCH is part of Community Works, a program that allows workers to take a small deduction out of their paycheck toward a nonprofit.  If you work for a large company that might be interested, contact WATCH and we’ll share information with your employer about this program.

Bring us your ideas!

If you have an area of expertise that you think WATCH could benefit from, let us know! It takes many volunteers to keep a small non-profit running and we love hearing new ideas and growing to incorporate our members’ ideas and vision.

To talk about your ideas, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, by email or call 781-891-6689 ext. 200.

Spend a day at the office

If you have a day to volunteer or even a few hours and feel comfortable with office work, we’d love to have your support.  We have many tasks at WATCH to keep up with managing our volunteer database, researching resources, making copies, etc.

You’ll feel good that you’ve helped support WATCH’s important programs!

To sign up, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, by email or call 781-891-6689 ext. 200.