***current volunteers, click here!***


To volunteer as an English as a Second Language teacher or tutor please fill out our Online Volunteer Application, and download and sign our Volunteer Manual.

*Are you looking to volunteer with us for a TESOL/TEFL program practicum and require feedback? If so, please mention this in your application and email our Program Coordinator, Laura Lee Randolph, at lrandolph@washingtonenglish.org.*

Class Terms:

Fall Term (11 weeks): mid-September to early December
Winter Term (11 weeks): mid-January to end of March
Spring Term (11 weeks): mid-April to end of June
Summer Term (6 weeks): mid-July to end of August

***Academic Calendar 2018-2019***

Classes meet in Fall, Winter, and Spring Term (11 weeks):

Monday – Thursday: 10-1pm and 7 – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2 – 5pm
Sunday (Conversation): 10am – 12pm

*Tutoring sessions are Monday – Thursday:

1:15pm – 2:15pm and 6pm – 7pm*

 Classes meet in Summer Term (6 weeks):

Monday – Wednesday: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2 – 5pm


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As a volunteer, you can assist as:

  • An ESL teacher
  • A one-on-one tutor
  • A computer literacy teacher
  • A conversation group leader
  • A citizenship teacher


Volunteer Qualifications for ESL teachers:

All Volunteers must:

• Be 20 years old or older
• Be a fluent English speaker
• Be willing to make an 11-week commitment (fall,winter,spring) or 6-week commitment (summer)
• Attend training before and during each term
• Have regular access to email
• Have the desire to work with adults from different cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds


NO teaching experience necessary

  • Volunteers attend pre-service training
  • Additional training and ongoing support throughout the term
  • Classes are taught using only English


WEC provides:

  • Class syllabus
  • Teacher’s guide
  • Additional resources
  • Constructive feedback


Volunteer Commitment:
The volunteer commitment for teaching is 1 day per week, 2-3 hours per week for the full term. In addition, teachers must attend a pre-service orientation and one additional training workshop during the term. The volunteer commitment for tutoring is 1 day per week, 1 hour per week through the end of each term.

Volunteer absences are discouraged, but in the event of an emergency we ask that you notify your Program Coordinator immediately so we can attempt to find a substitute teacher.



Washington English Center also provides workforce preparation services and job seeking assistance free of charge to adult immigrants. Our employment services volunteers and job coaches assist with:

  • Writing or editing resumes and cover letters
  • Assisting people in searching for and applying for jobs online
  • Helping people prepare for job interviews
  • Accompanying people on job interviews
  • Serving as an ambassador to establish partnerships with local employers
  • Assisting staff with administrative tasks
  • Planning and executing special events such as job fairs and workshops

If you are interested in being an employment services volunteer please contact our Employment Services Coordinator, Yadilka Marquez.


Deputy Director

Elizabeth Madjlesi

TELEPHONE: (202)387-0023

EMAIL: emadjlesi@washingtonenglish.org


Program Coordinator

Laura Lee Randolph

TELEPHONE: (240)243-2093

EMAIL: lrandolph@washingtonenglish.org