Search form

Mommy & Me ESL volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
Last updated 

Thank you for your interest in assisting refugees and asylees in our community. By volunteering with the IRC in Sacramento, you can share your unique experience and skills directly with IRC clients. Volunteer support is an integral part of the IRC’s mission to provide opportunities for refugees to thrive in Sacramento.


This position is open to females only.

Volunteers provide support to and teach English classes in a child-friendly learning environment.  Both the women and chlidren have specific curriculum and lesson plans that are followed.  The student : teacher ratios are monitored closely and cohorts are enrolled at different times. Classes are currently held Tuesday - Friday mornings.

The ideal female volunteer in this role is:

  • Experienced teaching adults and/or children in small group settings
  • Experienced with administration, record keeping, scheduling and logistics
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working with children
  • Able to excel with minimal supervision

NOTE: Position open only to female applicants

Logistical Requirements

  • Driving to help clients overcome barriers to receiving social services
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, proof of insurance
  • Client-related mileage is eligible for reimbursement

Time Commitment

Minimum Commitment:  3 + hrs/ week for a minimum 4 months.  Classes are held near the IRC office Tuesday - Friday from 9:00a - 12:30p. Longer volunteer commitments encouraged.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and undergo a security background check


If interested in volunteering with the International Rescue Committee in Sacramento, please complete a volunteer application by following this link. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator as needs arise.