Ways to Support the Intern Program
Below are current SEF volunteer needs. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Toni Alcantar at email@example.com.
Spring Intern Festival Helpers – May 17
The Spring Intern Festival takes place during the school day on Wednesday, May 17. We need parent volunteers to help with set up, clean up, assist interns, and more. Check out what is needed, and if something fits in your schedule that day, sign up at this Link.
Communications Chair (next school year)
Communicate SEF and intern related events, fundraising and other needs to immersion families via emails, back pack flyers and Facebook posts to help support the intern program. Templates and training will be provided and would be able to shadow current Communications Chair for one year. As a standing committee chair, is a voting member of SEF board. Attend monthly SEF board meetings. Reports to SEF Board of Directors.
Intern Transportation Coordinator (next school year)
Assist interns in finding transportation throughout the year for their activities, maintain list of volunteer drivers on transportation website, and help coordinate drivers for intern cultural exchange events with Intern Events Coordinator. Maintain/update Intern Transportation website. Reports to the Intern Committee Chair.
Intern Events Coordinator (next school year)
Works with the intern committee members planning monthly events for the interns and creating a schedule for interns, host families and intern committee. Involves coordinating intern transportation and venue details as needed. Past examples include the Intern Welcome Party, Skiing at Hyland Hills, Limo Lights Tour, MOA Shopping, etc. Reports to the Intern Committee Chair.
General ‘On Call’ Volunteers
Sign up to be on an ‘on call’ list of volunteers the SEF can contact when volunteers are needed for various events or projects throughout the year. If you aren’t available when we contact you, no problem. We will try again next time!
All Year Long
Host an International Teaching Intern!
We need families to provide room and board for our interns while they are here in
Minnesota. Families can choose to host an intern for half or an entire school year.
It is a very rewarding experience for both the host family and the intern.
If you are interested in being a Host Family, please fill out the Host Family Application today!
Become a Buddy Family
Buddy families help support the host families. They help with transportation, take the interns on family outings and are another home for the interns. Buddy families support the interns and host families for an entire school year.
If you are interested in being a Buddy Family, please fill out the Buddy Family Application today!
We ask families to help with the interns’ transportation needs so the burden doesn’t fall solely on the host families. Interns need transportation to classes (evenings and weekends), school events (after school and evenings) and social events (evenings and weekends). Click here to sign up to be a driver on the intern transportation website.
Our interns usually come from warmer climates and are not prepared for the winter weather here in Minnesota. We take clothing donations of hats, gloves, jackets, boots, snow pants, vests, sweaters and pants. We clean and store these items once donated and use them from year to year for each group of interns. Have warm winter clothing to donate? Contact the Intern Clothing Coordinator.
We cannot have International Teaching Interns if we do not have Host Families, Buddy Families, Transportation Volunteers or Clothing Donations to support them.
If you are interested in hosting an intern, being a buddy family, are willing to drive interns to their activities or have winter clothing to donate, please use the links above to contact the coordinators or sign up to be a driver. Thank you!
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