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Volunteer Opportunities

ESL Instructor

  • Remote

  • Tues.-Thur.,       10:30am - 12pm​​

  • Jul. 20-Aug. 26

Position Description

CIANA is looking for a volunteer ESL instructor. Our classes are capped at 15 students whose English proficiency ranges from beginner to intermediate. You must be comfortable managing a diverse group of students and facilitating fun and interactive activities. Since our offices are still closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, hours are negotiable and a schedule can be discussed upon hire.

Key Responsibilities

  • Instruct an open class

  • Write and deliver English lessons that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening components based on a curriculum

  • Facilitate lessons on life skills and practice English in a fun and accessible way

  • Collaborate with other ESL teachers on lesson development and execution

  • Assist in tracking student needs and progress


  • Must have access to reliable internet and WiFi or data enable device

  • Charismatic, dynamic, and interactive instruction methods

  • Motivated to help students achieve their goals

  • Competent in and respectful of cultural differences

  • Passionate about advancing immigrant rights

  • Possesses a TEFL certificate (or similar) and/or is currently in a program to obtain certification is a plus! Retired teachers are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment

  • Summer session: July 20th - August 26th (6 weeks)

  • Flexible 2 - 4 hours per week

  • Consistent availability on weekdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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