If you’re passionate about assisting immigrants pursue their educational, economic and civic aspirations, please consider volunteering with English for New Bostonians. Learning English is the first step toward achieving these goals.
If you’d like to volunteer, please complete this form.
We offer several volunteer opportunities:
- Tutor students in ESOL classes on an ongoing basis.
We train volunteers for the Allies for Immigrants: ESOL Corps, which we run in partnership with Boston Cares. Volunteers tutor students, lead conversation groups, assist with writing, and help ESOL teachers. No prior experience in ESOL teaching or tutoring is necessary. Allies for Immigrants: ESOL Corps volunteers assist at four of our grantee organizations: St. Mark Community Education Program in Dorchester, Gilbert Albert Community Center in Dorchester, NOAH in East Boston, Maverick Landing Community Services in East Boston, as well as Project Hope in Dorchester. This opportunity requires a commitment to volunteer twice a month, and is made possible with support from Cummings Foundation.
- Conduct mock interviews to prepare participants for job interviews.
We arrange mock interview events throughout the year for immigrants interested in practicing their job interview skills. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for people who want to help but cannot commit to a twice-monthly volunteering schedule. We are looking for professionals in many different career areas and are especially interested in those who have experience in human resources or hiring. These mock interview events ensure that immigrants are better prepared for their job search and increases their likelihood of success. We occasionally have additional opportunities to get involved with skills trainings, job fairs, or other career-related events.
- Support our events.
English for New Bostonians holds events throughout the year and frequently need volunteers to help support them in roles such as on-site registration, event set-up and breakdown, and other event logistics.