Assist Adults Learning English in East Boston!

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ORGANIZATION: JVS, Jewish Vocational Service

JVS 2017

Classes are on Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. We respectfully request a 3-month commitment.

JVS is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers; and to partner with employers to hire, develop and retain productive workforces.

JVS provides a broad range of services including adult education, skills training, job readiness training, job placement and support, and access to post-secondary education. JVS assists employers in their search for well-qualified job applicants and their initiatives to upgrade the skills of their incumbent workforce.

Program/Department Overview:

English for Advancement program provides vocational English classes and job search services to non-native English speakers online and in Boston whose goal is to find employment. In addition to English classes, clients receive career coaching including job search assistance, resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation. This project in East Boston is an in-person pilot program to offer ESOL classes to clients that live in the area. The focus of this project is to support clients’ English language development and career goals.


Assist the teacher of vocational English class for immigrants by working with individuals who need extra support. This class has 28 students enrolled and is hybrid on Fridays (in-person and on Zoom). We are looking for a volunteer that can support the in-person class in small groups or pairs on Fridays.


* ESOL teaching or tutoring experience preferred, but not required.

* Interest in working with people of various linguistic, cultural, religious, ethnic and national backgrounds.

* Flexibility-responsibilities will vary on a day-to-day basis.

* Empathy for the challenges of learning a new culture and a new language.

* Initiative - looking for a volunteer that is observant of actions or activities that might help support the teacher.

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About JVS, Jewish Vocational Service


75 Federal St. 3rd floor, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces.


Our Impact

For 75 years JVS has been helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services. Each year, JVS empowers more than 21,000 individuals through more than 36 services that guide clients on a pathway to meaningful employment; some of which include educational testing, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, job search training, career counseling, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, citizenship education and financial literacy.

For several years, JVS has been recognized as a leading agency in the workforce development field, serving individuals such as professional-level job seekers, entry-level employees, welfare recipients, individuals with disabilities, refugees, immigrants, and career changers, and partnering with employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


250 Sumner StreetBoston, MA 02128



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




  • Background Check
  • Classes are on Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • We respectfully request a 3-month commitment.

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