English Language Learner (ELL) Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


3839 Merle Hay RoadSte. 259Des Moines, IA 50310
Iowa International Center


Are you interested in helping refugees and immigrants get out of poverty?

If yes, please consider serving with the English Language Learning (ELL) program at Iowa International Center. Currently, we serve about 75 adult students annually from a variety of backgrounds, including Somalia, Congo, Sudan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, and Syria.

The need: Between 2000 and 2015, there was growth in foreign-born Iowans of 63.3 percent, creating unmet demand for quality English Language Learner (ELL) curriculum with well-trained instructors for refugee and immigrant populations in Iowa. We seek to fill in the gap and provide opportunities through language learning.


  • Adult Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours/week

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