Volunteer to be an ESL Teaching Aide in Oakland!


Cause Areas


Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:30 PM - Sat Dec 17, 2016 02:30 PM


3411 E. 12th St., Suite 200Oakland, CA 94601


We are looking for volunteers to help low-wage service workers learn English!

Teaching Aides will assist the instructor, often working with small groups or individual students to provide extra support.

The class is a fun learning environment where low-wage workers, many of whom have had little formal education, have a chance to better their English skills, allowing them to feel more confident in their work and in navigating life in the U.S. In turn, volunteers with BSP receive training and acquire skills in teaching ESL, gain knowledge about the issues facing newcomer families, and learn about the social services and other resources available to immigrants and low-wage workers in the Bay Area.

Volunteer Skill Requirements:

  • Patience, enthusiasm, and respect for other cultures.
  • Dependability and flexibility.
  • Spanish speaking skills and teaching experience helpful, but not required.


Help the teacher with language learning activities by working with small groups of students. Commitment to volunteer in the great majority of Saturday classes offered for the 3-month duration of the course.

When: Saturdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Classes will begin September 17, 2016 and run through mid June 2016.

Where: 3411 E. 12th St., Suite 200, Oakland, CA (next to Fruitvale Bart Station)

Our Organization: The Building Skills Partnership (BSP) is a statewide non-profit collaboration between the Californian janitors’ union (SEIU-USWW), community leaders, and responsible businesses to build a strong future for building service workers, their families, and communities by advancing skills, opportunities, and self sufficiency.


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Saturdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
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