Teach English to Residents in Affordable Housing


Cause Areas


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


Berkeley and OaklandBerkeley, CA 94703


Are you interested in teaching English as a second language? Want to help bridge cultural divides and bond with people of diverse backgrounds? Give back by volunteering as an ESL teacher for our residents in Berkeley and Oakland!

Volunteers who teach ESL classes will guide people of various ages and proficiency levels in learning English language skills and help them to be able to better interact with their community, ask for help, and apply for services. The volunteer will need to prepare engaging, appropriate lessons prior to each class; carry out these lesson plans using a variety of teaching methods (such as the use of worksheets, visual and auditory aids, and small and large group interactions) to account for different learning styles; and be prepared to answer the students’ questions and get feedback from the students on what they would like to learn.

ABOUT SAHA: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is committed to providing quality, service-enriched, affordable housing in the Bay Area. By providing consistent, volunteer-led programming, we hope to build community at each of our properties, while offering accessible, socialization alternatives. Our hope is to provide exciting new opportunities for our residents to build community with their neighbors. Please visit sahahomes.org for more information.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: The volunteer program is managed by the volunteer coordinator who will follow up to your opportunity inquiries about an application and interview. Please note that we are only able to accommodate 9am-5pm Mon-Fri availability. In the interest of providing consistent activities for our residents, we ask that activities occur on a regular schedule: monthly, weekly or bi-weekly preferred. Residents greatly appreciate and look forward these activities, and the company of volunteers who make them possible. Those interested should apply today!


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • English

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • One hour class weekly
  • Previous teaching experience or ESL training preferred
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