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ESL Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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The ESL Volunteer will work closely with the Economic Empowerment Instructor in providing employment-search training to IRC clients. The volunteer will assist clients by leading them through the process of writing resumes, navigating job listings, submitting applications and interviewing. The volunteer will assist the EE Instructor in the classroom by working individually with clients with specific language needs. Additionally, the volunteer may assist in clerical duties such as scheduling clients for one-on-one training sessions, updating attendance records or contacting clients.


  • Minimum of 4 hours per week


  • Employment Search Training: Assist clients in producing a resume, filling out application forms or researching companies and positions.
  • Interview Skills Coaching: Provide individual training to clients for both basic and advanced job interview skills.
  • Classroom: Assist Instructor during classes by providing individualized attention to clients.
  • Administrative Support: Maintain accurate attendance records
  • External: Communicate with clients by phone or email to remind/update about class/appointment times


  • Follow the “IRC Way” of policies and conduct
  • Meet scheduled weekly/monthly commitment
  • Perform all required tasks and functions


We ask that candidates have the following qualities:


  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of IRC


  • Strong communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors)
  • Possess a great attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently in a fast-paced office
  • Computer literacy with PC systems and software
  • Experience working with multi-cultural populations


  • Background/certification in TESOL
  • Language proficiency in Dari/Farsi, Spanish or Tigrinya

This position reports to the Economic Empowerment Instructor


  • Submit an online application here.

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