Volunteer

What does it take to give immigrants a voice? You!

Do you believe immigrants help make this country great? Do you want to have a tangible impact on someone else’s life? The Immigrant Learning Center offers many ways to get involved.

Classroom Volunteer
Help foreign-born adults learn English as well as gain an understanding of the American Culture. Under the supervision of an ILC teacher, classroom volunteers work with students one-on-one or in small groups on conversation, reading, writing or pronunciation. All instruction is in English.

Classes are held mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and afternoons from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are expected to volunteer for one or more three-hour classes per week for a minimum of six months.
Inquire with Holly Jones, hjones@ilctr.org.

Substitute ESOL Teacher
Substitute teachers are needed for both planned and last-minute teacher absences and will follow lesson plans left by the teacher. Teaching experience required. Stipend provided.

Inquire with Holly Jones, hjones@ilctr.org.

Guest Speaker
ILC teachers will sometimes use outside speakers to provide students with information on work/family/life issues. If you have expertise you would like to share with a class full of new Americans, please contact Holly Jones, hjones@ilctr.org.

Video Production Volunteer
Your creativity is needed on a video project for national, online dissemination. The Video Production Volunteer will assist in the filming of video interviews of immigrant entrepreneurs and edit the raw footage to create short finished video narratives for our Immigrant Entrepreneur Interview Series. Work remotely or at our offices in Malden. Experience in video production: filming, image and sound editing as well as the ability to work independently and take initiative required.

If interested, send resume and some examples of completed projects or portfolio to Denzil Mohammed, dmohammed@ilctr.org.

“ILC Students are a joy to work with and a continuous source of inspiration. No matter how many hours they work or how late at night they return home, they come to school each day ready to learn English. Their daily smiles and laughter lift my spirits, and their genuine appreciation for the work we do at The ILC makes volunteering here a pleasure.”

—Mary Jane Orme

“ILC students maintain a consistently positive attitude, which has a contagious effect on everyone in the class. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such extraordinary individuals and to be able to make even a small contribution to their success.”

—Andy Koppel