Winter 2024 Volunteer Opportunities: Empower Adult Refugees through English Education

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 2:15pm to Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 2:15pm
Washington English Center

The Washington English Center is recruiting online and in-person volunteers to teach and tutor English!

About the Washington English Center:

Since 1993, Washington English Center (WEC), a community-based program, has offered English and literacy training to low-income adult immigrants in the greater Washington area using volunteer teachers and tutors.

What our volunteers do:

Volunteers meet once a week online or in person in downtown DC for 1-3 hours a week for 11 weeks. Volunteers follow a provided syllabus and textbook and are given ongoing training. No teaching experience is required!

We also have the opportunity to substitute teach, which does not require a once-a-week 1-3 hour commitment, and provides volunteers with the flexibility to get involved at their own convenience. We are happy to work with your schedule!

Volunteer Perks:

  • Volunteer happy hour and socials in-person and online
  • Meet new friends from around the world
  • Networking events
  • Perfect for college students interested in joining the Peace Corps
  • Make a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Speak fluent English, non-native speakers welcome!
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Complete the volunteer application 
  • Complete a short onboarding call with a staff member
  • Complete training, use teacher materials and textbook provided

Winter 2024 ESOL group classes start January 16th and run through March 28th, 2024 however, our one-on-one tutoring sessions happen on a rolling basis and have flexible start and end dates. We accept applications throughout the year!

To learn more please visit or contact Yaritza Abrego, Associate Director of Volunteers and Partnerships at  Looking forward to welcoming you to WEC soon!