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ESL Tutor Volunteer


World Relief matches volunteers with opportunities to practice English with an adult refugee or immigrant student through 1:1 tutoring that supplements their English classes and encourages their progress.



Meet (in-person at the student’s home or over video call) at least once per week with the matched student

Assist the matched student with their English class homework, practice English conversation, and/or talk about questions that they have about English

Encourage the student in their learning

Communicate regularly with the student’s instructor about needs, challenges, and success



Ability to assist on a weekly basis (minimum commitment of 3 months)
Cross-cultural sensitivity
High degree of patience, understanding, and flexibility
Attentiveness to detail
Attend a Volunteer Orientation before starting
Log volunteer hours each week
Pass a Federal Background Check


Interested in volunteering as an ESL Tutor? The first step is to fill out a volunteer application. We will review the application and then send you an access code to RSVP to a volunteer training.

All volunteers are required to attend volunteer training, complete an application, and undergo background checks before starting. At the training you will learn about World Relief's work, the refugees and immigrants we serve, and what it looks like to come alongside them as volunteers in different roles

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