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2023 Trimesters: Spring, Summer, Fall (dates below)

All classes and trainings are via Zoom 

Mission and Objective
Our Adult Education Program offers ESL classes that integrate relevant teaching practices in grammar, writing, listening-speaking, and reading in an inclusive environment that develops students’ language as well as the cultural awareness they will need to thrive. Through the lens of empowering the whole person, the Adult Education Program creates the basic building blocks that allow very low-income, adult immigrants to improve their access to education, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and ultimately get on the pathway out of poverty.

The volunteer ESL teacher’s aide role is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in language teaching or in learning about the ESL field. Volunteers gain experience working in the digital classroom, working with multicultural adult learners, and assisting teachers in an adult education program. It is also a rewarding experience for anyone with a desire to support the immigrant community.

Please note: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Program Dates and Class Times

Required Onboarding and Training for NEW Volunteers

  1. Sign volunteering paperwork.
  2. Watch two orientation videos and take an online quiz on each one (total time required = 1 hour).
  3. Attend training on Classroom Techniques for Volunteers, Wednesday, September 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm Pacific Time via Zoom.
  4. Attend DEIJ training via Zoom on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

Required Onboarding and Training for RETURNING Volunteers

  1. Sign 2023-24 volunteer agreement.
  2. Attend DEIJ training via Zoom on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Pacific Time
  3. If the last time you volunteered was Fall 2022 or earlier:
    1. Watch the Adult Ed orientation video and take a brief quiz on it (30 minutes total)
    2. Attend the Classroom Techniques for Volunteers training via Zoom (September 13, 7:30 – 9:00 pm Pacific Time)

Aide Responsibilities

Skills and Attributes


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