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185 Cold Spring StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
IRIS Mommy & Me
Photo by Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media


Volunteers assist in teaching mothers of children under age 5 English language skills and provide assistance with classroom management. Lesson plans and materials are provided, but you are welcome to offer suggestions and feedback! Mommy & Me classes are provided in a child-friendly space. Some activities will be with the mothers and children together. Volunteer may be asked to help with children’s activities, write class notes or report feedback as needed. Volunteers should be passionate about learning and teaching. Ability to speak clearly in an easy to understand manner. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds and display strong cultural sensitivity. Experience in general teaching, cross-cultural education, or group facilitation. ESOL teaching experience is a huge plus! Pro-active and self-starting. Reliable and flexible to the needs of the program. Enjoy being around mothers and young children.


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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