ESL Classroom Assistant

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Lutheran Services in Iowa

  • 32 people are interested

Volunteers in LSI's Community Based ESL program support language and cultural training to newly-arrived and former refugees in community-based English classes, career readiness training, and citizenship preparation

Key responsibilities

  • Support the lead teacher in administering their lessons in a variety of ways including but not limited to participating in demonstrations, leading activities in small groups, and working one-on-one with individual students
  • Communicate respectfully with students when engaging in repeat activities and topics to give students an opportunity to master the content
  • Adjust plans, techniques, and/or approaches to meet the learning styles of the students and follow the instruction of the lead teacher with the ultimate goal of helping students become independent learners
Time commitment
  • Classes are offered at a variety of times and locations during the week
  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least one class (2 hours) per week for at least one session (4-12 weeks)
  • Classes are offered at a LSI's office on University, Capitol Hill Lutheran Church at Des Moines and E 5th, and Goodwill of Central Iowa on SE 14th St.

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About Lutheran Services in Iowa


3116 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Servies in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ with acts of service to all.


LSI impacts the lives of more than 40,000 Iowans annually through residential treatment, services to families, home health care, early childhood programs, adoption/foster care services, refugee resettlement, services for people with disabilities, disaster response initiatives and Barnabas Uplift. LSI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientation and is affiliated with Lutheran Services in America and three Iowa synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


We'll work with your schedule.


3200 University AvenueDes Moines, IA 50311



  • English
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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