Classroom Assistant

Job Summary

Volunteer tutors assist professional instructors in the English Acquisition Program classrooms at Emily Griffith Technical College. Volunteers support adult refugees and immigrants who are learning the English language skills necessary for living and working in our community. Tutors assist the classroom instructor by working with individuals or small groups of students. Please note that volunteers do not teach classes at EGTC--they provide much-needed assistance to the students and teachers in the English programs at the school. We do not offer practicum placements for those completing TEFL certification programs.Qualifications

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


  • Commit to volunteer for at least one class session per week (one, two, or three hours)
  • Complete informal interview and classroom observation
  • Complete new-volunteer orientation session offered at the school
  • Volunteer in a classroom on a regular, consistent 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 11:00 a.m. (includes one, two and three-hour classes)
    • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Computer Lab
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Evenings: Monday, through Thursday
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

*Classes are in session weekdays only. Saturday classes are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There are no Friday evening classes.

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 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Friday 8:00-3:00

    • Join us!

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