Citizenship Class Online Volunteer Opportunities

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Recruiting Organization: St. Mark Community Education Program, Dorchester

Citizenship Class Tutor/ Teaching Volunteering Opportunities

St. Mark Community Education Program is a non-profit organization that helps immigrants in the Boston area and beyond to learn English as a second language and help them study and obtain their US citizenship. The mission of St. Mark is to facilitate the building of an integrated community where immigrants can flourish and enrich their communities.

About the Citizenship Program:

Citizenship classes are a 10-12 week program developed based on USCIS guidelines to prepare students for their Citizenship Interview. The program prepares students across all components of the citizenship interview: English, civics, reading, and writing.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Online (zoom) weekday AM/PM classes
  • Zoom host
  • Zoom co-host
  • Small Group Lead
  • Civics or ESL Teacher

Volunteering Role Description

Small Group Lead

  • Works with up to three students during the class to help them review and practice the lessons taught by the teachers including interview questions, writing and reading simple English sentences

Required Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Entry-level volunteering position, No prior experience is necessary

ESL or Civics Teacher

  • Teaches English or Civics lesson using St. Mark’s slide presentations in Citizenship classes

Required Skills/ Qualifications

  • Prior teaching or tutoring experience.
  • Knowledge of the citizenship interview requirements, questions, and interviewer expectations

Zoom Host

  • Manages the online citizenship classes, opens and closes classes
  • Creates and monitors breakout rooms
  • Assigns co-hosts
  • Takes attendance, Admits students from the waiting room, and removes students if needed
  • Troubleshoots technical issues

Required Skills/ Qualifications

  • Tech-savvy
  • Experience in conducting zoom sessions
  • Collaborative with the team
  • Previous experience in a similar role


  • Provides weekly communications and handouts to students and volunteers via email
  • Keeps the agenda going smoothly during zoom classes
  • Assists with issues during the class
  • Creates class rosters from registration lists

Required Skills/ Qualifications

  • Looking for an organized and collaborative individual for the role
  • Citizenship experience is helpful.

General Preferences for all the volunteering roles

  • Who will be a great fit for the roles? Anyone from a rising junior in high school to retired individuals who are passionate about teaching and supporting immigrants to thrive in the US
  • Must be either A US citizen (or) Citizenship preparation is in process.
  • Immigrants who have been through the US citizenship process personally or know about the process through their family or friend(s) experience(s) are welcome.
  • Location Preference: The ability to easily commute to class sites is needed for the in-person classes

* Training will be provided by St. Mark Education Program for all the volunteering roles prior to the program commencement.

*Please visit our website to know more about our different programs and volunteering opportunities.

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Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

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Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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