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Vocational ESL teacher

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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.


Support our Vocational ESL (VESL) program by tutoring a refugee. Tutors assist clients Tuesdays-Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm. Materials and training will be provided, and an additional ESL orientation is required prior to starting this position. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to get ESL experience with many levels of language learners.

To thrive in this role, the ideal volunteer is:

  • Effective in accomplishing tasks in a warm and relational way
  • Experienced teaching adults in small and large class settings
  • Experience with administration, record keeping, scheduling and logistics
  • Able to excel with minimal supervision

Time Commitment

Minimum Commitment: 4+ hrs/ week for a minimum 4 months during IRC business hours Mon – Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 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.