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Become an ESL Classroom Assistant

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: International Rescue Committee - San Diego

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Rescued refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In San Diego and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps refugees to rebuild their lives. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Vocational ESL Classroom Assistants (City Heights office)

  • Weekdays, 9am-12pm
  • 6-15 hours/week

The Vocational ESL Plus Program in El Cajon provides recently arrived Iraqi refugees with the English skills and job training needed to obtain employment.


  • Support English language instruction -- engage students in English and build language skills
  • Assist group of clients in applying for jobs and preparing for employment
  • Assist instructor, follow lesson plan and activity directions
  • Tutor clients one-on-one


  • Knowledge of relevant foreign language a plus, but not required.
  • A background in ESL is preferred.

How to apply

To begin your application, visit the following page to reserve a spot at an upcoming orientation:

For more information about the IRC in San Diego, visit


5348 University Ave, San Diego, CA, 92105, US

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week
Fixed schedule