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Beginning English (ESL) Conversation Group Volunteer

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Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Learning Centers

  • 15 people are interested
Teaching ESL
Students enjoy learning at an ESL lesson. Help them today!

Are you a great listener? Do you enjoy learning about other individuals' experiences and stories? Literacy Minnesota is looking a volunteer to listen to and support learners who are practicing conversational English in a relaxed setting. This conversation group consists of a small group of beginning English learners who are eager to use the English they learn in class to build their confidence in speaking and understanding. The focus of the group will not be on teaching new content, but on facilitating students’ own speaking and listening as much as possible. We are seeking a volunteer who would feel comfortable working independently with students after a training and observation period, with ongoing planning and coaching support from a professional ESL teacher with years of experience working with beginning English learners.


  • Volunteer from 1:00-2:00 PM CST on Fridays on Zoom.
  • No experience or diploma needed - we’ll provide all necessary training
  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer
  • You will need a computer/tablet with a webcam and reliable internet service

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


The conversation group will be held online using the Zoom video call application.


To express interest, or ask any questions about the position, contact coordinator Patrick Smith at 651-400-0242 or psmith@literacymn.org

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    The class will be on Friday afternoons.

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About Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Learning Centers


700 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

To share the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy.


Open Door Learning Centers, part of Literacy Minnesota, provides English (ESL), GED, Digital Literacy, Careers, and other class opportunities to adult learners in Minneapolis and St. Paul. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing these classes online via Zoom. Volunteers are a critical part of the opportunities we offer to our students, and are a highly-involved and valued part of our community.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


1115 Greenbrier St.Saint Paul, MN 55106



  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Storytelling


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • One hour on Friday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 PM; small amounts of additional time before or after class to check in with the teacher

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