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ORGANIZATION: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

  • 152 people are interested

Riis Settlement is looking for volunteers to support students enrolled in our adult English classes for immigrants as conversation partners online.

By providing extra language practice outside of ESOL classes, you will help students improve their English skills for practical use such as in social, educational, or professional settings. Volunteers will be matched with an individual student based on mutual availability. Resources and study materials will be provided. Semester starts: second week of April.


- Able to commit for 8-10 weeks
- Able to volunteer for 2 hours a week (1 hour per student)
- Able to use GoogleMeet/ Zoom
- Based in the USA
- Be at least 18 years old
- High level of English proficiency
- Able to motivate and engage students

Bilingual volunteers (Spanish, Mandarin, etc), volunteers with teaching or tutoring experience, and volunteers with TESOL/TEFL certifications are highly preferred.

This is a remote volunteering opportunity. A brief interview and orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator will give more details. If interested, please reach out at volunteerriis@gmail.com

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About Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement


10-25 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House is a community based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors and families in the Western Queens Community. The resources, opportunities and support we provide serve as a catalyst for community members to reach their greatest potential and achieve social and economic self-sufficiency.


A multi-service community-based organization in Long Island City Queens, Riis Settlement offers after-school programs for youth, adolescent services, immigrant services, including adult ESOL classes, and Senior Citizen support programs.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-5 hours per week, depending on the volunteer's availability
  • Proficiency in another language including Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, or Bengali is preferred but not required.

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