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Opportunity Details

Adult Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Guild for the Blind: ESOL Conversation Partner (Midtown East)

You can help our students learn English!
We are looking for volunteers to have some coffee talk with our adult ESOL students. By being a conversation partner you help build their confidence in the language and make them more familiar with casual conversations. You can volunteer on-site or remotely from the comfort of your own home!


  • By phone: Anytime or day of the week. This schedule is made between you and the student.
  • On-Site: Tuesday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, 11:00am - 12:30pm OR 1:30pm-3pm​

By phone: Anywhere!
On-Site: 1011 First Ave b/w 55 and 56 Street

What you will do
Talk with our students in a relaxed and supportive setting.
Listen to each of our students and help with pronunciation.
Give helpful tips and encouraging feedback.
Proficiency in speaking English clearly and confidently.
Be a good listener.
Enjoy helping others learn.
Nervous about starting the conversation? No worries! We have a list of talking points, ice breakers and other fun activities to help get the conversation started.
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Express Interest

Volunteers needed through 9/30/2020

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