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Teach English (ESL) to Adults as an Evening ESL Class Breakout Room Leader

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Literacy Minnesota

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Volunteer Opportunity with Literacy Minnesota

Partner with an adult immigrant or refugee learning English. Meet new people from your community and work with them to build literacy skills and achieve their goals through distance education.

Evening ESL Class Breakout Room Leader

Are you a looking for a way to help in your community? Do you prefer small group interactions over large group settings? Then this might be the perfect opportunity for you! Literacy Minnesota is looking for volunteers interested in partnering with learning centers to facilitate small group activities.


  • No experience or diploma needed - we’ll provide all necessary training
  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer
  • English speakers of all levels are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer
  • Have a computer with access to a webcam and reliable internet service
  • Familiarity with Zoom

We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA2S+ and people with disabilities.

Role of aBreakout Room Leader

  • Minimum 2 hours per week; classes run for 2 hours a night from Monday-Thursday. Pre-beginning 4-6 PM, Beginning & Intermediate 6-8 PM. Choose one shift per week.
  • Prepare for classes ahead of time be reviewing materials provided by coordinators
  • Make copies of curriculum slides and annotate as needed
  • Lead and participate in breakout room activities
  • Listen actively and encourage learner participation
  • Communicate regularly with coordinators about any concerns or potential schedule conflicts

Support will be provided in the way of Literacy Minnesota training workshops, tech support, observations of other volunteers, and mentoring from staff.


Meetings will be online using the Zoom video call application.

To apply:

Fill out an application or email mboyle@literacymn.org with questions.

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About Literacy Minnesota


700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Minnesota is the only statewide, nonprofit, volunteer literacy organization in Minnesota. As a leader and advocate for literacy, Literacy Minnesota provides a variety of cost-effective literacy-based services designed to help achieve the personal, educational and economic goals of Minnesotans.


Founded in 1972, Literacy Minnesota is Minnesota's only non-profit, volunteer-based, education provider that operates statewide. Through a network of over 100 community and school-based programs, we provide free classes for individuals lacking the most basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills. We serve both native-born Americans and refugees and immigrants.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


Classes meet onlineSaint PaulSaint Paul, MN 55114






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per week

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