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Classroom Assistant

Job Summary

Volunteer tutors work with adult refugees who are learning the English language skills necessary for living and working in our community. The students are limited English speakers identified by the CRESL Program as needing intensive English instruction. Tutors assist the classroom instructor by working with individuals or small groups of students. Please note that we do not offer practicum placements for those completing TEFL certification programs.


  • Strong desire to improve the English language skills of recently arrived refugees
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Ability to tutor on a consistent basis for a minimum of four months
  • Patience, understanding, and flexibility
  • Willingness to follow teacher's instructions and perform a variety of tasks within the classroom
  • Fluency in English


  • Commit to volunteer for two hours per week (or for one 90-minute class session per week)
  • Complete informal interview and classroom observation
  • Complete new-volunteer orientation session offered at the school
  • Tutor students on a regular basis
  • Work closely with the classroom teacher and follow the teacher's directions for instruction of the students
  • Notify the volunteer coordinator if you are unable to be present during your scheduled hours

Class Schedule

  • Monday through Friday*
    • 8:00 a.m. to 9:15
    • 9:30 a.m. to 10:45
    • 12:00 noon to 1:15
    • 1:30 p.m. to 2:45
  • Evenings: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
*Classes are in session weekdays only. We do not have Saturday classes. There are no Friday classes in summer.

Computer Lab/Tutoring Lab

Starting late March 2017, the computer lab will offer

drop-in services open to all ELA students.

Monday through Friday

8:00-4:00 p.m.

Individual Tutoring

(Also at Trades Campus, 12th & Osage)

According to need/individual students’ schedules


General office work, including filing, data entry, and copying.

 Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 8:00-6:00

Thursday, Friday 8:00-3:00

Emily’s Coffee

Requires barista experience

Monday through Friday

·         8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Join us!
For more information, contact our volunteer coordinator, or click here to get a printable application.