Join Our Volunteer Community
International Center volunteers play a vital role in our work supporting English language learners. These efforts are more critical than ever & would not be possible without the generosity of our volunteer community of over 130 New Yorkers.
In 2021, the International Center reached 1,074 immigrants and newcomers in need of English classes, citizenship preparation, conversation practice, computer skills, social services, & more. In response to the pandemic, we continued to provide remote programming, offering 1,859 online classes. We extended our work beyond 80 Maiden Lane, partnering with community-based organizations across 17 program sites in Manhattan, the Bronx, Yonkers, and the Hudson Valley. Volunteers donated 5,632 hours as ESOL instructors, conversation partners, workshop leaders, class assistants, citizenship partners, & administrative support.
Below you'll find an overview of our current volunteer opportunities & more details about how to get involved.
View our upcoming volunteer workshops in the calendar below.
Click on events to view details and RSVP.
Having trouble viewing? Click the button below the calendar to open in a new window, or visit bit.ly/ICWorkshops.
Note: Workshops are open to current IC volunteers.
Read about our Teaching Philosophy here.
How to Apply
1. Review our volunteer opportunities & programs
2. Contact us online (using the form below) to express interest & set up an interview
3. Meet with our Volunteer Manager
4. Complete our volunteer application & background check forms
5. Attend a new volunteer training on Zoom
Video Message to Volunteers
Thank you to all the volunteers who give so much of themselves in their work with our students. Please enjoy a special message for all volunteers in the following video.
Video conceptualized and produced by Coin Parra (2022).