Mercy Center Volunteer Opportunities

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Instructors:  Provide language instruction for adults. Prior teaching experience required. Morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday - Friday, September - June. Commitment: at least 2 days/week, 3 hours/day.

  • Citizenship Instructors:  Help aspiring US citizens prepare for the exam by teaching citizenship class using a set curriculum. Classes run for six-week cycles, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm OR Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

  • After School Program Assistants:  Assist with tutoring/homework, computer tutorials, field trips (museums, cultural sites, etc.) and other enrichment activities for children grades K-5.  Sessions:  Monday − Thursday, 3:15pm − 6:00pm.  Commitment: 1 − 4 days/week, September − June.


  • Reading Tutors:  Provide one-on-one or small group reading instruction for children, grades K-5, who are reading below grade level.  Prior teaching experience a plus.  Saturday morning sessions, September – May.


  • Babysitters:  Help babysit the young children (18 months – 3 years old) of our adult ESOL students while the adults attend class.  Tuesday − Friday, mornings, September – June. Childhood education experience a plus.


  • Immigrant Services:  Screen potential naturalization applicants, assist with completion of naturalization applications, and help candidates prepare for citizenship interviews.  Must speak Spanish.  Sessions:  Monday – Friday, all year.  Commitment: 1− 5 days/week, 4hrs/day.