The Citizenship Class Volunteer will serve refugees and members of the local immigrant community by providing the civics and history knowledge needed to pass the United States Citizenship Exam. Volunteers will work closely with the IRC-LA Civics & ESL Instructor and Integration Manager. 


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

Time Commitment: Minimum 3-5 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm). Regular schedule required. Minimum 3-month commitment. 



  • Share the knowledge required to pass the United States Citizenship Exam by leading our citizenship classes (new volunteers will first assist our IRC-LA Civics & ESL Instructor before leading the class on their own). 
  • Use the provided curriculum, PowerPoint presentations, flashcards, and other materials to teach your class. (ALL instructor materials will be provided). 
  • Help enroll students in class. 
  • Coordinate with IRC-LA staff or librarians as required. 
  • Respond to students' needs within the scope of the class.
  • Take charge of necessary documents and pass them on to IRC-LA staff as needed.
  • Occasionally working 1:1 with clients to complete citizenship applications.



  • Must be available for the entire duration of the class.
  • Classes are held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm PST. 
  • Virtual or in-person (at the IRC-LA office in Glendale) opportunities are available. 
  • Additional language skills are welcome but not required. 


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. 


Please reach out to Kristie Wong, Volunteer Specialist, [email protected] if you have any questions.

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