The ESL Volunteer will assist our ESL & Civics Instructor in providing English as a Second Language instruction and assistance to refugees and immigrants in the community.


Location: Sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom. If the volunteer and instructor agree, sessions may be conducted at the IRC-LA office.

Time Commitment: Minimum 4-5 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-F, 10 am-12 pm). Regular schedule required. Minimum 6-month commitment. 



  • Assist in teaching weekly ESL classes for refugees and immigrants.
  • Help create and update the curriculum by preparing learning plans. 
  • Lead small to mid-size groups. 



  • Fluent in Armenian required.
  • Experience teaching ESL is highly preferred.
  • Great interpersonal skills and culturally sensitive. 
  • Virtual or in-person (at the IRC-LA office in Glendale) opportunities are available. 
  • Volunteers must be available 4-5 hours/week for classes Monday-Friday (lecture time and pre/post preparation). The positions available include: 
  • Literacy Class Volunteer: Mondays and Wednesdays (10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST)
  • Beginners Class Volunteer: Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST)
  • Conversation Club Volunteer: Fridays (10:00 am - 11:30 am PST)


How to apply:

  1. Submit your online application here (must include resume and top three position preferences to be considered).
  2. Attend an IRC-LA Volunteer/Intern Information Session. Please sign up here


Our Hiring Process: 

  • Interview with our Volunteer Specialist, Kristie Wong. 
  • Background check via HireRight (donation of $49 to help cover the cost). 
  • Attend an Orientation. 


Don't hesitate to contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Do you wish to learn more about this volunteer position and other opportunities? Click here to sign up to attend one of our Informational Sessions!