Volunteer Teaching Assistants and Administrative/Case Management Volunteer



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


One-time only


180 West 135th Street
New York
United States


The YMCA of Greater New York, which serves New York City's extraordinarily diverse immigrant population, is seeking energetic and disciplined ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) volunteers to assist in our New Americans Welcome Center and Literacy Zone program.

Empower new immigrants with the confidence and skills they need to achieve their goals by sharing your knowledge of the English language and American culture. By working alongside our professional ESL teachers, you will gain valuable hands -on experience in the classroom and have the chance to develop your own personal teaching style while making a difference in the community. Our volunteers assist teaching staff in ESOL classes for adults whose proficiency levels range from beginning literacy to high intermediate. Students in our ESL classes often continue on to U.S. Civics, Computer Skills Training, Job readiness, and/or TASC preparation. We will provide you with all the training, resources, and materials you need to be successful.

REQUIREMENTS - Uphold and model the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. Show creativity and patience in working with adults with varying degrees of English proficiency. Must have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish, French, Arabic and/or other languages is preferred. Previous teaching experience is a plus, but not required.


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please send cover letter, resume, and availability to Ms. Robin Winters, Volunteer Coordinator at rwinters@ymcanyc.org. Please note that new YMCA volunteers must pass a background check and screening which may take 2 -4 weeks to process.