Are you interested in Volunteer-Teaching?
Volunteers in Esperanza Center’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program have been teaching English to adults in Baltimore since 1963. Students in our program come from all over the world, primarily from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. The program is entirely taught, and partially designed, by volunteers from the community.
Volunteers in the Adult ESOL Program are either Lead Volunteer-Teachers or Assistant Volunteer-Teachers. You don’t need to speak Spanish; must be 18 years or older to volunteer. All volunteers commit to a 2.5-hour/week commitment for 11 weeks (one week of training and ten weeks of class), starting in mid-Sept 2021.
Volunteer-Teachers choose one class:
Tuesdays, 7-9pm, via Zoom
Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, at Esperanza Center
Thursdays, 7-9pm, via Zoom
Volunteers teach in pairs (Lead & Assistant) with a group of 3-5 students of the same level of English, the same students every week. After each class, volunteers take time to fill out brief progress notes for each student who attended.
Building a learning community, problematizing expectations of Standard English, and centering students’ individual goals are high priorities in our program! At the 2-hour orientation and training, our staff prepare all volunteers with the logistics of teaching fun, inclusive small group classes online or in person.
Volunteer with us! Reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] and fill out a volunteer profile here. Thanks for your interest!