Teach English (ESL) to your neighbors!


Cause Areas


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


Many locations throughout Minneapolis,St. Paul and the SuburbsSaint Paul, MN 55114


Partner with an adult immigrant or refugee learning English. Meet people from around the world while helping them build literacy skills to thrive in the United States.

Sound like something you're interested in? The Minnesota Literacy Council is seeking enthusiastic individuals who want to teach or tutor English in a classroom or one-to-one setting. You'll meet interesting people while making a lasting difference in the life of an adult learner.

No previous experience is necessary; training is provided. The only language requirement is the ability to read, write and speak English. Morning, afternoon and evening opportunities are available throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. Please contact us, and we can match you with an organization in your neighborhood. The time commitment ranges from one to three hours per week.

Volunteers must be 18 years old, or 16 if volunteering with a parent or guardian.

Contact Wendy for more information: wroberts@mnliteracy.org, or complete volunteer interest form and we'll contact you with next steps: http://mnliteracy.org/volunteers/volunteer-interest-form


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week
  • Training provided by Minnesota Literacy Council

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