ELL teacher or teaching assistant


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Trinity Las Americas UMC1548 8th StreetDes Moines, IA 50314
Students work at their own speed supported by volunteers


Teaching assistants support the teacher and students by helping all students keep up with the lesson. Our English program is geared to adult learners whose work or family obligations prevent attendance at formal classes run by DMACC at various locations, and often students have started class well into the semester or have missed some classes and need extra help. Teachers and teaching assistants volunteer Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM in a specific classroom. Our program includes classes in four levels. We encourage friendships between volunteers and students, and try to keep assistants in the same class every week so they can get to know the students. Teachers and assistants receive training and materials. There is a fifteen minute break during each evening where all have an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other. We also have celebrations at the end of each semester which include a potluck and party.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Website Project Management

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three hours weekly for nine months
  • second language very helpful but not required

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