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Teach English (ESL) Remotely to Immigrants and Refugees in North Minneapolis, No Experience Needed!

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Literacy Minnesota

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Literacy Minnesota

Volunteer Remotely with Open Door Learning Center - Northside!

Partner with an adult immigrant or refugee learning English. Meet new people from your community and work with them to build literacy skills and achieve their goals through distance education.

Sound like something you're interested in? Volunteer remotely with Open Door Learning Center - Northside!

  • No experience or diploma needed - we’ll provide all necessary training
  • English speakers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to volunteer
  • Time commitment is 2 to 3 hours once per week
  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer
  • We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LBGTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Anytime Remote Volunteer Opportunities (Using Zoom):

One-on-one ESL Tutor

  • Minimum commitment 2 hours per week for 3 months
  • Schedule is determined by student and volunteer availability
  • Familiarity with Zoom and WhatsApp
  • Lesson report required after each tutoring session
  • All lesson plan materials provided
  • Students are waiting right now to be paired with a tutor!

Evening Remote Volunteer Opportunities (Using Zoom):

ESL Lead Teacher: Lead an ESL class via Zoom with the help of volunteer assistant teachers as well as guidance and lesson plans from staff. Teach two hours between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., one day per week--Mon-Thurs.

ESL Assistant Teacher: Assist a Lead Teacher in an ESL class via Zoom, primarily in small breakout rooms. Teach two hours between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., one day per week--Mon-Thurs

For more information or to get started, contact Meghan Boyle at mboyle@literacymn.org or apply to volunteer: https://www.literacymn.org/volunteerapplication !

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About Literacy Minnesota


700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Minnesota is the only statewide, nonprofit, volunteer literacy organization in Minnesota. As a leader and advocate for literacy, Literacy Minnesota provides a variety of cost-effective literacy-based services designed to help achieve the personal, educational and economic goals of Minnesotans.


Founded in 1972, Literacy Minnesota is Minnesota's only non-profit, volunteer-based, education provider that operates statewide. Through a network of over 100 community and school-based programs, we provide free classes for individuals lacking the most basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills. We serve both native-born Americans and refugees and immigrants.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


611 Van White Memorial BlvdSumner Library(and virtually on Zoom)Minneapolis, MN 55411


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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 Hours per week

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