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Empower Adult Refugees through English Education this Summer!

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ORGANIZATION: The Washington English Center

  • 5 people are interested

The Washington English Center is recruiting online and in-person volunteers to teach and tutor English!

About the Washington English Center: Since 1993, Washington English Center (WEC), 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.

What our volunteers do: Volunteers meet once a week online or in person in downtown DC for 1-3 hours a week for 6 weeks. Volunteers follow a provided syllabus and textbook and are given ongoing training. No teaching experience is required!
We also have the opportunity to substitute teach, which does not require a once-a-week 1-3 hour commitment, and provides volunteers with the flexibility to get involved at their own convenience. We are happy to work with your schedule.

Please check out our volunteer flier or watch our short 7-minute orientation video that provides an overview of all our programs. You can also visit our website at https://www.washingtonenglish.org/volunteers/ or check us out in the Washington Post.

Volunteer Perks:

  • Volunteer happy hour and socials in-person and online
  • Meet new friends from around the world
  • Networking events
  • Perfect for college students interested in joining the Peace Corps
  • Make a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Speak fluent English, non-native speakers welcome!
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Complete the volunteer application 
  • Complete a short onboarding call with a staff member
  • Complete training
  • Use provided teaching and tutoring resources and materials

Our 6-week Summer program starts July 15th and runs through August 21, 2024 however, our one-on-one tutoring sessions happen on a rolling basis and have flexible start and end dates. We accept applications throughout the year!

For questions, please feel free to contact Yaritza Abrego, Associate Director of Volunteers and Partnerships at yabrego@washingtonenglish.org.

Looking forward to welcoming you to WEC!


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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.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


401 9th Street NW c100Washington, DC 20004



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours for 6 weeks for co-teach, 1 hour a week for 11 weeks for tutoring, substitute teaching is flexible.
  • Complete the volunteer form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEf5gqj3gqmD_hF8JRxPQTKxMqY4P_9MP6F1nwYkeHgm3_Jg/viewform

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