English as a Second Language Classroom Aide


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


939 E Park DriveHarrisburg, PA 17111

Our students may come from many different countries, cultures, and languages but the one thing that unites them is their desire to learn English.


Position Title: Volunteer ESL Classroom Aide/Tutor

Purpose Statement:

Provide support to Catholic Charities English language instructors by working one-on-one or in small groups with adult ESL students to practice their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator


  • Bachelor’s Degree or current enrollment in a Bachelor’s Program
  • One year of teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Clearances Required: State Police, FBI Criminal Background, and Child Abuse Clearances
  • Fluency in the English language (no other languages required)
  • Transportation to teaching site


  • Participate in initial tutor training and attend ongoing professional development meetings
  • Collaborate with ESL instructor to plan meaningful lessons for students
  • Meet one-on-one or in small groups with learners for at least three hours a week
  • Speak English during class time
  • Provide a caring and non-threatening environment for learners
  • Maintain a consistent weekly schedule and inform instructor if unable to attend

Skills Needed:

  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Location and Scheduling:
English classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Classes are held in the morning (9-11 or 10-12 depending upon location) and evening (6-8). These classes are located in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two - Three hours a week
  • Bachelor's Degree

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