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!

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities, including those of any age, race, religion, gender, ability, or sexual orientation.

Current Openings

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

International Professionals Program

The International Professionals Program (IPP) addresses brain waste in Philadelphia. More than 40% of the immigrants seeking our services have at least a college degree from their home countries. Many are unemployed or underemployed, working in low-wage jobs. This program is helping highly skilled immigrants actualize their full potential and informing the emerging field of skilled immigrant integration on a national level.

We are currently seeking qualified professionals to volunteer with IPP, providing participants with real-world experience and practical application to job training. Volunteer positions include classroom assistant, session facilitator, and mentor to IPP participants. You will be provided with more details about the program upon receipt of your application.


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).


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.


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.