Citizenship Tutor for Elderly Refugees


Cause Areas


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


Area Agency on Aging – Mosaic Center1366 E. Thomas RoadSuite 108Phoenix, AZ 85014
Our Newest Citizens
Citizenship Celebration, 2016


Volunteer to tutor, one-on-one, an elderly refugee from Burma, Cuba, Bhutan, Iraq, Congo, Burundi or Vietnam to help her/him on the pathway to citizenship!

Background: The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, part of a national network of organizations established to respond to the needs of older adults, sponsors the Elder Refugee Program through the Department of Economic Security (DES) Refugee program. As a volunteer tutor, you will prepare an elderly refugee (age 60+) to improve her/his English language skills and prepare for US citizenship.

Job Description:

Many elderly refugees have little to no education background. Volunteer tutors utilize a curriculum guide to tailor citizenship preparation to the individual student. Tutors are matched with an elderly refugee client preparing for citizenship. Tutors are required to commit to 1.5 hour sessions, 2 days per week for a period of 10-weeks to ensure educational continuity. Scheduling is flexible and will be determined by the tutor and student’s availability.

Experience: Tutors should be professional, patient, and speak the English language. Experience teaching or tutoring is helpful but not required. Tutors assist students with basic literacy, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and civics.

Training: There is a training component to this position; volunteer orientation and observations before receiving a tutoring assignment. All volunteers must pass a background check and obtain an AZ DPS Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.

For more information or to obtain an application please contact Bill Ludwig, 602-633-2640.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours, 2 days per week for 10 weeks

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