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ESL Classroom Aides Needed To Help Adult Immigrants and Refugees

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ORGANIZATION: Immigration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities

  • 52 people are interested

Catholic Charities serves immigrants and refugees from over 35 countries every year and the current pandemic has not stopped us from continuing to offer English as a Second Language instruction for our students.

Due to COVID-19, our classes meet on Zoom, although this is subject to change, thus we prefer volunteers to be reasonably within the area. Our class sizes have increased over the past year and we are in need of classroom aides to support lead ESL instructors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 6 - 8 PM.

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Training, materials, and ongoing support for classroom aides is provided.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with English language learners preferred
  • Fluency in the English language (no other languages required)
  • Have an internet connection and computer that supports Zoom


  • Commit to at least 6 months of serving as a classroom aide with Catholic Charities
  • Provide a caring and non-threatening environment for learners
  • Maintain a consistent weekly schedule and inform lead instructor if unable to attend

Skills Needed:

  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Location and Scheduling: Classroom aides will meet with students and teachers on Zoom (subject to change). Our classes are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with timeslots from 9:30 - 11:30 AM, and 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Although our classes are currently offered virtually, we ask volunteers to be located within driving distance of our office to expedite materials pick up, and in the event we start offering in-person classes once more.

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About Immigration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities


939 E Park Dr., Suite 102, Harrisburg, PA 17111, US

Mission Statement

To help refugees and immigrants in the Harrisburg area find safety, peace, and fulfillment.


Immigration and Refugee Services is a Catholic Charities program located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We provide a wide range of social and educational services to immigrants, refugees, visitors, and non-English speakers. There are four main services provided by Immigration and Refugee Services: refugee resettlement, immigrant and refugee women empowerment, refugee job placement, and English as a Second Language courses. Services are offered free of charge to all individuals.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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939 E Park Dr. Suite 102HarrisburgHarrisburg, PA 17111


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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most of our volunteers commit to volunteering one day a week for 2 hours.

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