What our volunteers say:

…following an informative orientation, we worked out a schedule where many options were presented so that I was able to come at times that worked well for me. My students were from Ethiopia, Thailand, Mexico, Taiwan, and El Salvador. The staff created a warm, friendly, safe environment for the volunteers and students, and have also created a very impressive program. I plan to volunteer again!


It wasn’t so much a volunteer experience on my part as it was a thoroughly enjoyable time spent getting to know and converse with some interesting and lovely people. I’m sure I learned as much from them as they learned from me. I look forward to volunteering as the staff are friendly and helpful and the students amazing. How lucky I am.


What our volunteers do:

Our volunteers work with students during class under the direction of a professional teacher. Volunteers may lead groups or work one-on-one with students, depending on the needs of the teacher.

When our volunteers come:

Our volunteer coordinator works with each person to find an assignment that fits the volunteer’s schedule. Generally hours are as described below:

  • Morning between 9 A.M. and 12 P.M. or evenings between 6 P.M. and 9 P.M.
  • From 90 minutes to 2 hours per week, for an 8-10 week quarter

Who can volunteer?

We welcome anyone aged 18 years old and up. We have college students, stay-at-home moms, retired teachers/doctors/professionals, and everyone in between!

How to volunteer:

  1. Fill out the online application, or print the application and bring it to the center in person.
  2. Watch your email (Check the Spam folder!) for a message from the volunteer coordinator. It may take up to a week before you're contacted.
  3. Schedule a brief orientation
  4. Come to class and meet some wonderful students!


Contact the volunteer coordinator with any questions you have by emailing volunteer@elc-cv.org