Volunteer


As a small non-profit, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers to achieve our mission of accelerating immigrant integration. Whether you’d like to teach English to newly arrived individuals, help with administrative tasks, or want to walk the streets to reach out to small business owners, WE WANT YOU!

Current Openings

Please click on our current volunteer openings below to learn more about each role and to apply.

Education & Training

We offer classes in ESL, Civics, vocational English, and Job Specific Skills Training. We also provide classes in preparation for the Commonwealth Secondary Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED). All classroom instruction is contextualized to include workforce information and job development tools such as soft skills training, resume building, workplace ethics, and job search skills. Any work-authorized participant enrolled in education and training classes can be referred to the employment department for job placement.

Work in small groups or one-on-one to help students learn various computer skills (beginning to advanced).

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Assist a lead instructor in class by providing support to individual students or small groups during group activities. Classroom Assistants who can commit 6-9 hours per week for in-class time and attend all weekly class sessions will be given priority. The minimum commitment for this position is 3 hours per week (or one class session). Classroom Assistants have the potential to move into a Volunteer Instructor role with demonstrated dedication and commitment to teaching at the Welcoming Center.

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Assist individual students who need out-of-class help with classroom materials and homework in reading, writing, or English conversation in small groups or one-on-one.

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Assist the Intake Coordinator in managing participant enrollment. This includes assessing clients’ program eligibility, registering them for classes, and testing their English proficiency. The Intake Assistant will also schedule participants for Assessment and Orientation. Must be patient with clients who have limited English proficiency and comfortable interacting with individuals from different backgrounds. Must be familiar with programs such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Gmail, and Excel. Prior experience working with immigrants and non-native English speakers is highly desirable. Proficiency in languages other than English is a plus. The minimum time commitment for this position is 6 hours per week, with flexible hours Monday through Friday.

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Case Management

We work with participants to develop an individualized plan to address barriers to employment and/or post-secondary education. Barriers include access to child care, transportation, and case/health benefits. Case managers collaborate with instructors, employment specialists, and external agencies to provide participants with resources and services necessary to enter the workforce and attain higher academic advancement. Case managers also coordinate with various social and human service agencies such as CCIS, Career Wardrobe, Clarifi, and Cradle to Crayons.

Assist the case management team with one-on-one participant meetings, contacting absent participants, assisting participants with career readiness, file/data maintenance, and other tasks as assigned. The minimum time commitment for this position is 6 hours per week, with flexible hours Monday through Friday.

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Do you have talents or professional skills you’d like to volunteer? Want to help in ways beyond our listed opportunities? Our Volunteer Coordinator would love to speak to you! Please email Bryce Bayer at bryce@welcomingcenter.org or call 215.557.2835 to share your ideas.