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Volunteer ESL Teacher (Remote)

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Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 195 people are interested
Heartland Human Care Services

Volunteer ESL Teacher (Remote)


Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.

Heartland Human Care Services' (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS' Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department. Classes and tutoring sessions are held online. Volunteers provide classroom and small group instruction for adult learners.

RICS is currently seeking Volunteer ESL teachers.

The volunteer ESL teacher works in an online classroom for 2.5 hours. Volunteers are asked to commit to one or more days a week throughout the duration of 6-months.

Volunteer teaching positions are available from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

The Volunteer ESL Teacher will be supported by lead teachers and the volunteer coordinator via email, Zoom or Google classroom. Lead teachers and volunteer coordinator will provide resources for classroom and small group instruction. (If volunteers are interested in developing plans and bringing in materials for their class, they are always welcome to do so if coordinated with staff). Volunteer ESLTeachers are expected to inform lead teacher and the volunteer coordinator if they will not be able to lead an online class.


  • Teach 5 to 15 students for 2 full hours
  • Provide group assistance and instruction as needed (Staff will provide materials but volunteer teachers are encouraged to use outside materials and/or create lessons that fit their own teaching style)
  • Communicate with lead teacher and volunteer coordinator to convey his/her students’ needs
  • Keep accurate attendance at the close of each session


  • Available 2.5 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Computer proficiency and/or willingness to learn apps like Zoom, Google Classroom, Kami, or other online learning tools  
  • Must have reliable internet connection
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be flexible, creative, and dependable
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Interest in working with immigrants in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic environment
  • Some knowledge of ESL instruction is helpful
  • Language proficiency in Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian is helpful, but not required

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About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance


4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.


Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


5715 W. BelmontChicago, IL 60634



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


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Hours a Week for 6 Months

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