Austin’s Manos de Cristo in partnership with the U.S. government and Catholic Charities of Central Texas is about to start a new round of citizenship classes. We’re looking for some passionate people to volunteer as teaching assistants for these important classes.
For many immigrants, the decision to become a U.S. citizen can be one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life. But it’s fraught with difficulties, from the cost of filing fees and navigating the various bureaucratic processes to the simple problem of not understanding the interviewer. You can help make the complex process a little simpler for people.
If you’re looking for a way to help immigrants, gain teaching experience, or just meet wonderful new people in your community, we would love to have you as a volunteer once or twice a week! Some teaching experience, especially adult English as a Second Language, basic education, or citizenship, is preferred but not required. Our semesters run from January 17 to May 11; we ask that volunteers commit to the entire semester if possible. We follow the same breaks as AISD and have an additional break in April for Semana Santa.
Though our partnership is with the Catholic Charities, you do not need to be affiliated with any particular religious group to work with us.
We are looking for volunteers for four different classes at three different sites around Austin:
Class at Manos de Cristo: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Dolores Catholic Church: Tuesday and Thursday 6 to 8 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church: Monday and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Manos de Cristo at (512) 628-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Adult Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week/16 weeks
- Background in ESL or Citizenship education nice but not necessary