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. Stay up to date on The Immigrant Learning Center’s work by subscribing to our newsletter.

Classroom Volunteer

Immigrant Learning Center volunteer
Photo credit to Don Toothaker Photography.

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.

Volunteers are asked to commit to assisting at least one class per week for a minimum of four months. Classroom volunteering is done in person.

Inquire with Jeannine Helen, jhelen@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

Substitute ESOL Teacher

Substitute teachers are needed for both planned and last-minute teacher absences and will follow ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) lesson plans left by the teacher. Teaching experience required. Stipend provided.

Inquire with Jeannine Helen, jhelen@ilctr.org.

“The 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

Guest Speaker

The 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 virtually share with a class full of new Americans, please contact Jeannine Helen, jhelen@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. This work can be completed remotely. 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, public.education@ilctr.org.

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