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Classroom Volunteer - Senior Immigrant and Refugee Program

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Services in Iowa

  • 15 people are interested

LSI Volunteers in the Senior Immigrant and Refugee Program helps former refugees aged 60 and over with the goal of becoming US citizens learn English and prepare for their naturalization interview. Volunteers serve as lead teachers, classroom assistants, or one-on-one tutors depending on their interests and the needs of the students.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead teacher develops lesson plans and assistant teacher supports in administering their lessons in a variety of ways including but not limited to participating in demonstrations, leading activities in small groups, and working one-on-one with individual students
  • Communicate respectfully with students when engaging in repeat activities and topics to give students an opportunity to master the content
  • Adjust plans, techniques, and/or approaches to meet the learning styles of the students and follow the instruction of the ESL Activities Specialist with the ultimate goal of helping students become independent learners
Time commitment
  • Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 12:00.
  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least one class per week for at least one session (4-8 weeks) for assistant teachers and nine months for lead teachers

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About Lutheran Services in Iowa


3116 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Servies in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ with acts of service to all.


LSI impacts the lives of more than 40,000 Iowans annually through residential treatment, services to families, early childhood programs, adoption/foster care services, refugee resettlement, and services for people with disabilities. LSI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations and is affiliated with Lutheran Services in America and three Iowa synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


3200 University AvenueDes Moines, IA 50311



  • Elder care
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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