Teaching assistant for Vocational ESOL classes for refugees


Cause Areas


Thu Apr 20, 2017 09:00 AM - Thu Jul 27, 2017 01:00 PM


75 Federal St.3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110


Class times needed:

Thursdays 9:00am-1:00pm


Help teach vocational English class for refugees, political asylees and immigrants. Topics include improving English and communication skills to obtain employment, job search and job retention techniques, orientation to the American workplace, financial literacy and life skills. The volunteer will assist students in completing in-class tasks, including computer work and group activities.


  • Related experience is welcome, but training will be provided.
  • Interest in working with people of various linguistic, cultural, religious, ethnic and national backgrounds.
  • Commitment to learning techniques for teaching and classroom management.
  • Ability to speak other languages not required but welcome.
  • Ability to work in dynamic and often changing work environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff and other volunteers/interns.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Program/Department Overview:

JVS’s Refugee Services has provided direct employment services to local refugee populations for over 40 years. These services are offered to refugees, political asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of human trafficking, and other work-authorized immigrants. Services include job search assistance, resume and interview preparation, cultural orientation, pre-employment vocational English language classes, job placement and follow-up, and post-employment support. Over 80% of our participants are hired per year and our 90% job retention rate is higher than similar job placement agencies in Boston. To achieve these outcomes, JVS partners with over 1,400 employers in hospitality, retail, agriculture, education, health care, sales, manufacturing, and business; and supports participants in finding and maintaining gainful employment that can lead to successful careers.


  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week, 3 month minimum duration

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