Overview of Crafts for Charity Inc
Crafts for Charity Inc is a volunteer-based nonprofit sponsored by Robotics for All. Founded by students committed to supporting charities through creative means, our team of volunteers provides free and accessible virtual classes that teach the skills necessary to donate crafts such as blankets and scarves.
Overview of Position:
As online knitting and/or crocheting teacher, you and another instructor will teach classes of 1-3 students how to knit or crochet materials that can be donated to charities. You may choose to teach one or more of four classes that we currently offer: Knitting for Beginners, Knitting Beyond the Basics, Crocheting for Beginners and Crocheting Beyond the Basics. 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.
Earn community service hours for time spent teaching classes
Gain valuable teaching skills while helping your community
Potential future leadership positions may be offered, such as positions on the Board of Directors or becoming a Team Lead.
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!
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
Experience leading a classroom/teaching others
Can already knit and/or crochet
Experience with using Google Meet/Zoom
If teaching how 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.