Alliance for African Assistance

ESL, Volunteer Instructor

Posted: 03.05.18
Contact Information: Kathryn McKinney
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Volunteer Description:

Volunteer ESL Instructor


By tutoring ESL, the Volunteer ESL Instructor will make an important contribution to helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in the United States and attain employment in the San Diego area. The process of adapting can be extremely challenging, especially for refugees who have fled their country due to religious, ethnic, or political persecution. English serves as a crucial step in anchoring a person to his or her adoptive country. For this reason, the Volunteer ESL Instructor plays a significant role in assisting refugees with the resettlement process. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with a diverse class of varying learning levels and adapting to a changing classroom environment.


• Tutor 3-6 hours per week for a minimum of 3-6 months
• Prepare ESL tutoring session materials
• Assist with small group lessons for beginners




The position requires a valid form of transportation and willingness to travel to East County, San Diego as needed.

• Ability to work with diverse individuals from varying learning levels; culturally sensitve and aware
• TEFL/CELTA Certified and/or experience teaching or tutoring ESL
• Reliable means of transportation and willingness to travel as needed
• Preferred: Bilingual in Arabic


This position offers insight into the operations of a non-profit organization and valuable teaching experience to enhance your resume. The Volunteer ESL Instructor will have the opportunity to gain professional and personal growth as a vital contributing member of the ESL Program. 


To apply, please email a completed Volunteer Application and resume to and