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In-person and Online Volunteer Opportunities to Help Immigrants and Refugees!

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ORGANIZATION: Washington English Center

  • 28 people are interested

Looking for ways to help immigrants and refugees resettle in the US? Join our community of over 350 volunteers! Volunteering with the Washington English Center (WEC) provides volunteers the opportunity to be exposed to new cultures, experiences, languages, attend free trainings, and meet other like minded people in online and in-person volunteer socials throughout the term.

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

This April, we are continuing in-person ESOL group classes at our office location at 401 9th St NW c100, Washington, DC 20004 (in addition to our online offerings). While students come to class multiple times a week, we ask 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 need throughout the term. The WEC staff is also always here to support you with hands-on guidance. We have your back every step of the way!

Please see our spring flier here:

And a video about our WEC here:

The Spring term begins the week of April 18th (and runs through the week of June 30th) . We require all volunteers to be fluent English speakers and at least 18 years old to participate. No teaching experience is necessary! WEC asks that all volunteers (new and returning) participate in our free online trainings prior to their first class and throughout the term. For anyone interested in teaching in-person, please note we require proof of vaccination(s) and masks in the building at all times for staff, students, and volunteers.

To apply please do so here:

For more information about our programs please visit . We look forward to welcoming you to WEC!

Contact: Yaritza Abrego, Volunteer Manager

More opportunities with Washington English Center

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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.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


401 9th Street NorthwestWashington, DC 20004



  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-3 hours a week for 11 weeks. We also have the opportunity to substitute teach (as needed) in-person or online!
  • Must speak fluent English and be 18 years of age

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