Volunteers need to be 18 years or older. We look for volunteers who are friendly, patient and empathetic. No previous teaching certification or experience is required.
Your role is to support your student in learning English. This is not an opportunity for volunteers to practice their foreign language skills.
Volunteers and students meet once a week for two hours. Conversation sessions take place Monday through Saturday. There are morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.
We offer conversation sessions online and in person. In-person sessions take place at various locations across New York City. Online sessions can take place anywhere, as long as you have stable internet access. Volunteers can choose to have conversations online or in person when they join the program.