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Become an ILC Volunteer

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Volunteering at The Immigrant Learning Center is a privilege. Here you are part of a winning mix of hard work, enthusiasm, laughter, compassion, friendship and accomplishment. Here you are helping motivated, appreciative students learn our difficult language. Here you gain insight into other lives and other cultures. Here you will receive more than you give.”      

Alison D’Amario, on why she is committed to volunteering at The ILC. She is pictured above on the left tutoring students in a literacy class. 

How You Can Help

The ILC has a large corps of volunteers who come from Malden and Greater Boston communities and from all walks of life. They work in classrooms as teacher aides, in The ILC office, as one-on-one tutors with waitlisted applicants, on ILC special events and as guest speakers in classrooms. Several volunteers are foreign-born and are current or former ILC students. The hourly rate for a volunteer is estimated to be $20.25 according to the Independent Sector, a coalition of corporations, foundations and private voluntary organizations that works to strengthen America’s nonprofit organizations. Therefore, on an annual basis, volunteer services represent a sizeable and valuable in-kind contribution to the school. We invite you to join The ILC community as a volunteer with a commitment that will fit your interests and schedule.

Classroom Volunteers

Classroom volunteers make a weekly commitment to work with a teacher in the classroom. Some volunteers give an hour a week; others give more. Under teacher supervision, volunteers work with students one-on-one or in small groups on conversation, reading, writing or pronunciation. All instruction is in English.

One-On-One Tutors

Volunteers receive free training and are matched with waitlisted applicants to provide individualized language instruction one or two hours a week.

Office Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with mailings, copying and other functions.

Special Events Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to serve on event committees, help secure sponsorships and lend a helping hand during events.

Guest Speakers

Members of the community are welcomed to visit The ILC throughout the year to address students on a wide range of topics. Speakers serve as a resource in providing students with access to information on work/family/life issues. Please contact Holly Jones at (781) 322-9777 or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

The Immigrant Learning Center, 442 Main Street, Malden, Massachusetts, 02148     (781) 322-9777

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