On Site Intern for After School (Learning Leaders) Program

Are you interested in going into a field working with kids and becoming more connected with your community? This volunteer internship opportunity may be perfect for you! Little Hands Can partners with BEST (an academic and enrichment program in the 4J school district supporting kids and families in some of Eugene’s elementary schools). Through the structure of the BEST After School Program, LHC offers an elective course titled “Learning Leaders.” The program runs September-June each school year, and the class is taught in a cycle of 6 five-week sessions with approximately fifteen kids per session. LHC is looking for 1-2 volunteers to assist teachers within the program.

General Information

Location:   Four elementary schools in the 4J School District (Howard Elementary, River Road Elementary, McCornack Elementary, and Chavez Elementary)

Work Schedule: TBD but will occur for 2-4 hours weekly between 2:30-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday beginning during the 2019-2020 school year.

Hours per Week: 2-4 hours with some additional possible travel time between sites.

Compensation: Unpaid Internship/Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Start Date: September 2019

Volunteer End Date: June 2019

Position Description: An on site intern works closely with a supervisor to plan and coordinate activities in a small-group classroom setting. The intern will facilitate discussions and help the children complete tasks.


1. Must be good with kids.

2. Must be creative. 

3. Must work well with others. 

4. Must be willing to complete a background check.

Learning Leaders Program Description

Little Hands Can (LHC) partners with the BEST (Boosting Enriching Students Today) program, an afterschool program to reach underserved child in the Eugene 4J school district at four elementary schools. The LHC After School Program titled “Learning Leaders” is an elective that the children can choose to take as part of their time with the BEST Program. The curriculum is carried out by teachers who lead the service elective for 2-4 hours each week at 2-4 schools, during recurring five week sessions.

In the service elective, students will learn about different issues and participate in classroom service projects. The program is designed to broaden the children’s understanding of their community, empower them as they learn that they can make a difference, and help them gain an understanding of their civic duty. The Learning Leaders class fulfills our mission by connecting low-income children with opportunities to better the community. The program teaches children to identify community problems, brainstorm possible solutions, and complete a service project that addresses these problems.

Students benefit from the LHC Afterschool Program by gaining more confidence, self-efficacy and tolerance as they increase their understanding of social issues and address the root causes of community problems.

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