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Opportunities to Teach English to Adult Refugees In-Person and Online!

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ORGANIZATION: The Washington English Center

  • 22 people are interested

Washington English Center (WEC), a DC-based nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to teach English to immigrants and refugees! Join our community of over 450 volunteers to teach either online or in person in downtown DC. No prior experience is required, as you will be paired with a co-teacher and receive support from our staff, however, you must speak fluent English. You can also sign up to substitute teach or to be an online conversation or writing tutor. WEC serves several hundred adult language learners, including many recently resettled refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Venezuela. As a WEC volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to be exposed to new cultures, attend free teacher trainings, and meet like-minded people at volunteer socials throughout the term.

Group classes start April 17th and run through June 29th, but tutoring sessions happen on a rolling basis. Please check out our Spring flyer with all volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in signing up, please visit our website at Once completed, a team member will reach out to you within two weeks of your sign-up to schedule a short onboarding call.

For more information about our programs, please contact the Associate Director of Volunteers, Yaritza Abrego at

More opportunities with The Washington English Center

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About The Washington English Center


401 9th Street NW c100, Washington, DC 20004, US

Mission Statement

To provide affordable English-language instruction and workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteers


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
Race & Ethnicity
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees, Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


401 9th Street NW c100WashingtonWashington, DC 20004



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • English


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week for 11 weeks for co-teaching. We also have one-off opportunities to substitute teach as needed and tutor one-on-one online for an hour a week once a week for 11 weeks. We can work around your schedule!
  • Must be fluent in English

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