ESOL Volunteer Information

Village ESOL provides volunteers with opportunities to“Live the Gospel” as we serve neighbors who want to focus on improving their English language skills. There are a variety of ways you can participate.

 

How to get involved:

  1. Review the Volunteer Opportunities below. Decide which would be a good fit for your gifts and schedule.
  2. Consider observing a class or participating as a Registration Volunteer.  This will give you a chance to see outreach in action, who participates and whether or not this service is a good fit for your interests and gifts.
  3. Complete a Volunteer Application (Online) . Childcare volunteers must also consent to a background check, which is available through the main office or the Program Director.
  4. Meet with the Program Director.  Other steps in the process include an application review, contact with your references, a facilities tour and orientation.  If there is a good fit between program needs and volunteer interests, an assignment may be offered.  If all volunteer positions are full, an applicant may be encouraged to apply for future sessions.

Hospitality Team
Hospitality Team
Gifts: Giving aid, serving, help, encouragement
Activities: Welcome students, set up the break room and hospitality tables, prepare beverages and snacks, clean up after break time, extend hospitality during special events, encourage and pray for students, teachers and leadership.
Teaching Volunteers
Teaching Volunteers
Gifts: Administration, compassion, exhortation
Activities: Teach, plan and prepare lessons (or assist with any or all of these activities) using established curriculum, have a passion for helping adult immigrants and refugees, and attend on-going training.  Teaching assistants help as needed, substitute when a teacher is unavailable, facilitate student group work, take attendance and distribute information to students as needed.  Classroom responsibilities may be shared as agreed among teachers.  All classroom volunteers should encourage and pray for students, co-volunteers and leadership.
Administration Team
Administration Team

Gifts: Giving aid, compassion, help
Activities: Greet new students, facilitate the registration process, converse with waiting registrants, be available 3 or 4 times a year during registration, especially as the session begins. Attend registration-related trainings, encourage and pray for students, teachers and leadership.

Childcare Assistant
Childcare Assistant

Gifts: Giving aid, compassion, help
Activities: Assist nursery staff with infants, toddlers and pre-school-age children.  Volunteers must complete a back-ground check and VBC childcare training during the first session of service.  Encourage and pray for student parents, teachers and leadership.