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Volunteer at the Washington English Center this Fall!

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Washington English Center

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Are you looking for a meaningful, fun way to give back to the community this fall? Volunteer at Washington English Center online or in person!

Washington English Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that prepares volunteer teachers to provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skills programs to all adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.

This fall, we are re-introducing in person ESOL classes at our new location at 401 9th St NW c100, Washington, DC 20004. our lease begins on September 15, approximately two weeks before the start of the Fall 2021 term. Until that time, our official mailing address remains: 1717 K Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20008.

Currently, we are recruiting volunteers for online one-on-one English tutors and online and in person co-teachers. Please see our fall flyer here:

While our students come to class multiple times a week, we ask our volunteers to commit to only one day a week (1-2 hours) during each 11-week term. We provide teachers with a course syllabus and a textbook and use a unique co-teaching method to provide new volunteers with the support they might need throughout the semester. The WEC staff is also always here to support you with hands-on guidance. We have your back every step of the way!

The fall term begins September 27th (and runs through the week of December 16th) . We require all volunteers to be fluent English speakers and at least 18 years old to participate. No teaching experience is necessary. Please note, WEC asks that all volunteers (new and returning) participate in online training prior to their first class.

If interested in teaching in person, please visit our website: to view safety measures we will be taking in accordance with the CDC and the DC Department of Health. We will update our FAQs with current information if new guidance is issued.

For more information about our programs OR to apply, please visit . We look forward to meeting you!

Contact: Yaritza Abrego, Volunteer Manager


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About Washington English Center


2200 California St., NW, Washington, DC 20008, US

Mission Statement

Formerly Language ETC, Washington English Center works to improve the lives of immigrants through education.


Since 1993, Washington English Center, formerly Language, Education, and Technology Center (Language ETC), a community-based program, has offered English and literacy training to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors. Our vision is that all immigrants gain the education and support they need to build a better future for themselves and for their children. Our mission is to empower adult immigrants through education to become contributing and self-reliant community members. Our goal is to provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life skills programs to any interested low-income adult immigrant in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Sep 27, 2021 - Thu Dec 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 09:30 PM


401 9th Street NorthwestC100Washington, DC 20004



  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • English


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • two hours a week for 11 Weeks
  • Must complete online training(s) to teach and complete our fall 2021 volunteer form here:

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