(ESL) English classes for immigrant adults: Teachers and Aides needed


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


91 Larkspur StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901


For 35 years, Canal Alliance has been a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, Canal Alliance educates, empowers and supports motivated immigrants to best meet their unique needs - from putting food on the table to becoming American citizens to gaining critical English language skills and graduating from college. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work and succeed. Each year, Canal Alliance collaborates with over 40 agencies and engages 500 volunteers to impact more than 4,000 youth, adults and families.

Volunteer ESL Teacher

By providing instruction to adult English language learners, volunteers will contribute to Canal Alliance’s goal of supporting immigrants to acquire the tools they need to thrive in the community. ‚Äč

Program dates

Spring Semester: January 22-May 5


  • Provide a nurturing, supportive, and positive learning environment with high expectations
  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans in line with program philosophy, goals, and curriculum
  • Build positive and respectful relationships with students
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance
  • Monitor student progress


  • Ability to provide effective and engaging ESL instruction
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and other volunteers
  • Ability to work with people of varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Bilingualism in English/Spanish preferred


  • Commitment to teach one to two 2-hour classes per week, with a strong preference for two classes per week
  • Commitment to teach for at least one full semester, with minimal absences
  • Attend one mandatory volunteer training each semester
  • Prior experience teaching adult learners, preferably in ESL

To apply, click here: https://www.canalalliance.org/volunteer


  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Immigration Law
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week minimun
  • Commitment to volunteer for the full term strongly preferred.

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