Help refugees learn English, achieve academic goals



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Utah Health & Human Rights
225 S 200 E Ste 250
Salt Lake City
United States


When refugees arrive in the United States, delving into a new language and education system can be a challenge. We address this with two types of volunteer programs: one for English language tutoring and another for achieving academic goals.

Those interested in helping clients with their language skills should have past experience teaching English or teaching English as a second language. We also prefer volunteers who have or can donate the materials needed for lessons.

Our educational tutoring volunteers, on the other hand, help clients with a variety of academic needs. That might mean helping a client's child with homework, but could include other types of teaching as new needs arise. We prefer this role to be filled by those who have teaching experience.

All of our volunteers must pass a background check, sign a confidentiality agreement, be at least 18 years old and attend a training/orientation session.

To begin the signup process for this opportunity, fill out an application here. After you fill out the application, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule an in-person interview. Either before or after the interview, you're required to submit and pay for a $19 background check. If you'd like, you can get the background check done in advance here.

Wondering how else you can volunteer? Take a look at our full list of opportunities here.


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you'd like to volunteer with us, fill out an online application here.