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Adult English as a Second Language Classroom Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Immigration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities

  • 32 people are interested

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.

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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 volunteer program training and attend ongoing professional development meetings
  • Collaborate with ESL instructor to carry out meaningful lessons for students
  • Meet one-on-one or in small groups with learners for at least two 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:

Volunteers are needed for morning classes Tuesdays (9:30-11:30 AM), and evening classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (6:00 - 8:00 PM). Although our classes currently meet virtually, we ask volunteers to be within driving distance to expedite materials pick-up and in the event we begin offering in-person classes once more.

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About Immigration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities


939 E Park Dr., Suite 102, Harrisburg, PA 17111, US

Mission Statement

To help refugees and immigrants in the Harrisburg area find safety, peace, and fulfillment.


Immigration and Refugee Services is a Catholic Charities program located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We provide a wide range of social and educational services to immigrants, refugees, visitors, and non-English speakers. There are four main services provided by Immigration and Refugee Services: refugee resettlement, immigrant and refugee women empowerment, refugee job placement, and English as a Second Language courses. Services are offered free of charge to all individuals.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees, Women


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939 E Park Dr Suite 102Harrisburg, PA 17111



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


  • People 55+


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

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