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Volunteers Needed
Immigrant & Refugee Services
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

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

Intermediate/Advanced ESOL Class Facilitator

The Refugee Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities Community Services is looking for a dedicated volunteer! Our office assists refugees and asylees from various backgrounds find employment and feel secure in their new community.

We are looking to bring on a volunteer who is interested in facilitating Intermediate or Advanced ESOL classes to assist participants in improving everyday English skills. Lesson plans and other educational resources are provided, but facilitators are encouraged to take ownership of and be creative with the class curriculum. 

Classes are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Exact days/times are flexible depending on the volunteer's schedule.

All workshop hours must be during normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm)--weekly or monthly.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating Intermediate or Advanced ESOL classes two sessions per week
  • Creating ESOL lesson plans and activities
  • Updating workshop materials as needed
  • Designing field trips and cultural events as a part of curriculum
  • Attending Education Team meetings to discuss new ideas or concerns
  • Documenting clients' progress and logging into database

In addition, volunteers are encouraged to suggest new ways in which they could use their skills or expertise to benefit our clients.

Requirements: Applicants for this position should have experience in teaching and/or ESOL education. Preferred applicants would be able to make a commitment of at least three months.

Volunteers for the Refugee Resettlement Office must be flexible, patient, compassionate, and interested in working with refugees and asylees. Language skills (Spanish, French and Arabic) are beneficial but not required. Due to the nature of our work, Catholic Charities Community Services requires that all volunteers submit to a background check and attend the Volunteer Orientation, in addition to interviewing with the Refugee Resettlement Office.

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