Teach Virtual Knitting/Crochet Classes

As an online knitting/crocheting teacher, you and another instructor will teach classes of 1-3 students how to knit/crochet materials that can be donated to charities. You may choose to teach one or more of four classes that Crafts for Charity currently offers: Knitting for Beginners, Knitting Beyond the Basics, Crocheting for Beginners, and Crocheting Beyond the Basics. As a teacher, you are expected to explain and demonstrate basic skills required of knitting or crocheting, such as creating slip knots, casting on stitches, creating a chain, binding off, etc. Below you will find more details on this position.

If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please visit our website at craftsforcharity.com.

Please navigate to https://forms.gle/4pzsSYgEzn2QQ33x8 to apply to the Teaching Department or to join another one of our teams.

Benefits

Earn community service hours for time spent teaching classes
Learn valuable teaching skills while helping others
Potential future leadership positions may be offered, such as positions on the Board of Directors or becoming a Team Lead.
Time Commitment

Volunteer for at least three months under CFC
Teach at least one class per month ( Classes range from 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the student’s experience level and class type.)
Class times are flexible -- you can choose which times you want to teach!
Requirements

Between 14 and 17 years of age
Must be able to explain and demonstrate knitting/crocheting skills. For knitting, you must be able to demonstrate creating a slip knot, a long-tail cast on, creating stitches using an English or Continental knitting style, and creating slip stitches. For crocheting, you must be able to demonstrate how to chain and single crochet.
Strong communication skills
Beneficial Qualifications

Experience leading a classroom/teaching others
Can already knit and/or crochet
Experience with using Google Meet/Zoom
If teaching to knit/crochet does not interest you, but you still want to help our cause as a member of our team, please consider joining one of our several teams! You can read descriptions of our teams here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mpxx5ww5vN4SEwTz_uqtgU9avtJy25WlO0_Npjq6tFE/edit?usp=sharing.

Type of help: To explain and demonstrate basic skills required of knitting or crocheting
Languages spoken: English
What else ...: Crafts for Charity (CFC) is a volunteer-based nonprofit founded by students committed to helping charities and serving those in need. We offer a unique service opportunity by teaching people that service can involve one’s creative abilities, and by working together, we can help veterans and seniors and tackle issues like homelessness. One of our main projects is teaching volunteers how to crochet and knit rectangles and scarves. By offering free and accessible virtual classes, volunteers can easily learn how to crochet and knit, and then craft on their own time, making CFC ideal for all people, including those with a busy schedule.
How many travelers can volunteer?: Unlimited
Accommodation suggestions: N/A
Hours expected: TBD
Availability: ASAP
Wish List: N/A
How would you like to volunteer?:
Virtual (you can do it from a computer, home or anywhere)
In Person (you'll go to a physical location)
Cause Category:
Arts & Culture
Emergency & Saftey
Immigrants & Refugees
Seniors
Sports & Recreation
Faith Based
Computers & Technology
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals & Wild Life
Children & Youth
Families
Women
Hunger
Health & Medicine
Politics
Community
International
Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing
LGBTQ+
Veterans & Military Family
Race & Ethnicity
Environment
People with Disabilities
Crisis Support
Education & Life Skills
Length of Time :
Short-Term ( one time or less than a month)
Long Term ( 30 days or more)
Region:
USA
Canada
Caribbean
Central America
Middle East
South America
Africa
India
Europe
Asia
Australia
Create Crafts For Change:
Crafts for Non-Profits
Crafts for Adults & Seniors
Crafts for Communities
Crafts for Kids
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