Teach English to Immigrants and Refugees in North Minneapolis (Open Door Learning Center – Northside


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


Sumner Library611 Van White Memorial BlvdMinneapolis, MN 55411


Would you like to gain experience teaching English and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors? Volunteer as a teacher, classroom assistant or one-on-one tutor with Minnesota Literacy Council!

Tutoring Center Volunteers

  • M-Th 9:00 am - 8:00 pm (volunteers help for 1 hour at a time, or more if they choose)

Morning Program

  • ESL Story Reading Group Teacher, Mondays 9-10 a.m.
  • Writer's Workshop Teachers (Advanced English Learners), Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00am


  • Beginning ESL lead teacher, Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
  • Beginning ESL Co-Teachers or assistants: Monday-Thursday 6-8 p.m. (pick 1 day/wk)
  • Beginning ESL story reading teacher, Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.
  • GED computer lab monitors, Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m or 5-6 p.m.
  • 1-on-1 tutors or small group teachers, Mondays-Thursdays from 4-5 or 4-6 p.m. (choose 1 day per week)

No previous teaching experience or foreign language proficiency required! Curriculum and materials are provided. An excellent 12 hour training course, provided by the Minnesota Literacy Council, will be offered and required during your term of service.

Make a difference in someone's life by helping them learn the English language.

For more information, click on "I want to help" below, or email kaymeloglu@mnliteracy.org.


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 Hours per week

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