Adult ESOL (English/ESL) Classroom Assistant


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center206 Maple Street, Room 310Holyoke, MA 01040


Become part of a vibrant learning community and help a local adult get the education they need to pursue college or a living wage job.

Volunteers join a class at least once a week in classes for adults seeking to learn English (ESOL). Students learn to speak, listen, read and write English.

Volunteers become a valued part of these classes, giving students more support and allowing them to progress faster. They may work one-on-one with a learner, allow the teacher to divide the class in small groups, or work with the whole class to provide practical and moral support.

** A second language is not required for ESOL volunteers, but Spanish speakers are particularly sought **

Volunteers meet weekly with the same class, lead by a professional teacher.

Classes are held weekday mornings and evenings. We will work with you to find a class that suits your schedule, skills and interests.

No formal teaching/tutoring experience, or knowledge of a language other than English is needed - just good communication skills, a desire to help and willingness to learn!

Training is provided. All volunteers complete a free 12 hour training workshop series.

6 month minimum commitment


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 1/2 - 3 hours once a week
  • Interview with Tutor/Mentor Program, complete CORI check, complete 4 training sessions

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