Refugee Services ESOL Class Assistant - Help Students Build their English Skills to Find a Job!

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ORGANIZATION: JVS, Jewish Vocational Service

JVS 2017

Volunteers are respectfully requested to volunteer one class a week.
IN-PERSON Class Schedule:
Tuesdays 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

JVS is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers; and to partner with employers to hire, develop and retain productive workforces.

JVS provides a broad range of services including adult education, skills training, job readiness training, job placement and support, and access to post-secondary education. JVS assists employers in their search for well-qualified job applicants and their initiatives to upgrade the skills of their incumbent workforce.

Program/Department Overview:

JVS’ 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.


Help teach in a vocational English and job readiness class for refugees, political asylees, and immigrants enrolled in a job search program. 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 the classroom teacher by leading a small group of students while in class; working with individuals or pairs of students who need more intense intervention, and monitoring of whole-class activities.


  • Experience teaching or tutoring ESOL (or similar)
  • Confident and comfortable assisting learners who have limited formal education.
  • Commitment to learning techniques for teaching and classroom management.
  • Ability to work in dynamic and often changing work environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff and other volunteers/interns.

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About JVS, Jewish Vocational Service


75 Federal St. 3rd floor, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces.


Our Impact

For 75 years JVS has been helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services. Each year, JVS empowers more than 21,000 individuals through more than 36 services that guide clients on a pathway to meaningful employment; some of which include educational testing, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, job search training, career counseling, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, citizenship education and financial literacy.

For several years, JVS has been recognized as a leading agency in the workforce development field, serving individuals such as professional-level job seekers, entry-level employees, welfare recipients, individuals with disabilities, refugees, immigrants, and career changers, and partnering with employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


75 Federal St.3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education




  • Background Check
  • Volunteers are respectfully requested to volunteer one class a week.┬áIN-PERSON Class Schedule: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • A 3-month commitment is respectfully requested.

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