CONVERSATION GROUP FACILITATOR: After being trained in a four-hour workshop, you will facilitate group meetings to help intermediate/advanced ESOL learners practice their English conversation skills. This is a weekly, two-hour commitment for a minimum of three months.
CAREER ACCESS LAB (CAL) VOLUNTEER: CAL volunteers help learners enrolled in the CAL program to develop their career readiness and workplace skills. During the 15-week program, volunteers mentor learners during Mock Interview events and Resume Review sessions, and lend their expertise on a variety of workplace topics (e.g., crafting a professional introduction, networking, and building a LinkedIn profile). CAL volunteers choose their mentoring role, and commit to 2-3 hours per event.
INTAKE ASSESSOR: After attending a three-hour training class, you will interview prospective learners who are waiting to join the tutoring program, test their English level, and write a short summary of your interview. You will also conduct a short exit interview with learners as they graduate from the tutoring program. This is a flexible role that requires a minimum of five learner interviews per intake cycle.
TEST ADMINISTRATOR: After attending a formal state-certified training, you will administer standardized listening/speaking or reading/writing tests to our learners. This is a flexible role that requires up to five assessments during our two annual testing periods.
BEGINNER ENGLISH PROGRAM: EAL Beginner English classes are taught by student volunteers on Tufts and Brandeis University campuses, to serve the high-need communities of Medford and Waltham. If you have ESL teaching certification and would like to support the student volunteer teachers with observations and feedback, please contact EAL staff directly.
SUMMER BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION LEADER: EAL book groups strengthen English reading, speaking and writing skills. Groups of 10-12 learners and a discussion leader meet weekly for 1.5 hours for a six-week summer session. The Book Group Leader facilitates open discussion among all the group members, plans activities that provide speaking practice, and manages the flow and content of the discussion. Discussion Leaders attend a two-hour, one-time training session at English At Large.
Events Volunteer: Do you want to help out, but aren’t able to make a weekly commitment? Events volunteers lend a hand at our volunteer, learner, community and fundraising events. Typical actives include staffing a raffle table, food table or information booth, greeting guests, registering attendees, or being part of the set-up/clean-up team.
Graphic Design Volunteer: Do you have expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Publisher, or Illustrator? Help English At Large create up-to-date marketing materials and publications.
Fundraising & Marketing Volunteer: Help us grow to serve more newcomers by conveying why English At Large is important in your community through fundraisers and grants.