Adult ESL Volunteer Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Indo-American Center

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The Indo-American Center is in need of volunteers for our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Volunteers will work with students in the adult literacy program who need help learning the English language and help with reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Volunteers will work with students in small groups or one-one-one. You can meet at the Indo-American Center, a library, cafe, or wherever is easiest for both of you. If Zoom/Whatsapp is preferred, that is also ok. Once you are matched with a student, the both of you will coordinate times/days that work best for both of you!

We are strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols and safety measuring including social distancing, wearing masks, and checking temperatures.


  • Commitment of about 2 hours per week
  • Twelve hours of Tutor Essentials training through LiteracyWorks (this is free to you)
  • A good command of English, patience, enthusiasm, and a desire to help others
  • 12 week commitment is required, with a longer commitment welcomed


  • Free supplemental training
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Volunteer support group
  • Practical teaching experience with small group or one-on-one
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Lesson-planning assistance
  • Teaching materials provided
  • Learn about South Asian and other immigrant groups and their cultures

More opportunities with Indo-American Center

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Indo-American Center


6328 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60659, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Indo-American Center is to promote the well being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration and friendship with a wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their heritage and culture.


The Indo-American Center serves over 5,000 clients each year from over 35 countries and makes over 30,000 community contacts annually. IAC offers a variety of programs and services including: adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, civic engagement and community organizing, health education, public benefits connection, immigration legal services, a monthly pro-bono legal clinic, citizenship classes, community navigators program, and senior citizen workshops.


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


Mon Mar 11, 2024 - Mon Jun 03, 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


6328 N. California Ave.Chicago, IL 60659



  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Anthropology
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18

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