Center for Community Engagement

Girls Inc. Application

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Girls Inc. please fill out the following form. If you have any questions about the application or the program itself, please email Joanna Mawhinney (jmawhinney16@amherst.edu), Thais Calderon (tcalderon17@amherst.edu), or Abigail Lemma (alemma16@amherst.edu).

Personal Information
ex: jnewman13@amherst.edu
ex. 303-513-2914
Tutoring Preferences
Please select two choices that best fit your schedule. We will inform you what shifts are available after receiving this form.  The early shift runs from 3-6pm and the late shift is from 3:45-6:30pm.
How many shifts do you want? *
First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird ChoiceUnavailable
Monday Early
Monday Late
Tuesday Early
Tuesday Late
Wednesday Early
Wednesday Late
Thursday
Friday
Thursdays are days in which tutors will work with groups of girls instead of one on one. Tutors will be sorted according to their own interests or preferred age group. Fridays will be free days for the girls meaning there will not be tutoring but instead an opportunity to get to know the girls better and possibly organize your own activities for the girls.If there is a shift when you know that you will not be available please select "Unavailable"
Previous Experience
Have you tutored with Girls Inc. before? *
semesters
Driving
We give priority to tutors who would be willing to drive for their shifts.
Would you be willing to be a driver for your shift? *
Are you registered to drive on campus (i.e. registered within the last year with the Five Colleges: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/riskmgmt/policies/driver_credentialing/credentials )? *
Attendance Policy
Attendance for Girls Inc. is imperative for the girls as well as the program and requires that each tutor show up for the shift(s) they committed to at the beginning of the semester. A tutor can attend another shift or miss their own only if they contact attendance.girlsinc@gmail.com and their corresponding SC 48 hours in advance. If a tutor realizes they will be absent less than 48 hours before his or her shift, the tutor must contact Ashley Ewick (413-348-5653) and their SC, in addition to emailing attendance.girlsinc@gmail.com.If tutors fail to follow this procedure twice he/she will be asked to leave the program.
Mandated Reporting
All Girls Inc. staff and volunteers are considered mandated reporters. If a girl shares that she has experienced a situation that puts her safety at risk, it is the volunteers responsibility to immediately report this to a staff member or the director. If you hear anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you question the safety of a girl please report what you heard to the director, Daisy Jimenez, or another staff member before leaving Girls Inc.
Shift Coordinator Position
     Tutors have the opportunity to apply for the position of Shift Coordinator. Shift Coordinators will act as a liaison between the tutors and Girls Inc staff, as well as being in charge of coordinating their shift for the day. Specifically, a Shift Coordinator would be responsible for: talking with the staff member at the beginning of each shift and then relaying the information of the lesson plan for the day to tutors, collecting feedback from the other tutors in their shift, monthly meetings with the other Shift Coordinators and the CELs to discuss feedback gathered from each shift and ideas of how to improve the organization, coordinating with the CEL in charge of SCs throughout the semester, organizing at least one dinner a semester with their shift, ensuring that tutors reflect after each session, work on individual projects at Girls Inc. during the semester based on the Girls Inc curriculum. Previous experience with Girls Inc. is recommended but not required. 
I am interested in the Shift Coordinator Position:
Every semester, Shift Coordinators are responsible for designing and carrying out a project that will better the Girls Inc. program. The CELs will guide you through this process and provide any materials you may need. Previous projects have included organizing the onsite library and encouraging writing, with journals and writing prompts.
Questions
*This is mandatory for new tutors*
*This is mandatory for new tutors*
*This is mandatory for new tutors*