ESL Volunteers


ESL Volunteers Needed!

English Classes are ongoing and you can help! Our mission field of English as a Second Language students are among those hardest hit by this year's economic changes. They need us more than ever (and some of them have more time to study than usual), so we need you. We need in-class teachers and helpers, greeters, hospitality, and administration help. Training is provided. Contact Sara Ortiz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703.941.4904 and leave a message.

The Immanuel ESL program utilizes 25-35 volunteers; the majority comes from the IBC congregation and shows interest in cross-cultural ministry. It is our prayer that the ESL program can help Immanuel people become World Christians through praying for and interacting with those from other nations, faiths and customs. As the world literally comes to our doorstep, we desire to serve them in Jesus' name, to gain God's compassion for the lost, and to learn to worship God in unity with other ethnic believers. Through these cross-cultural experiences, our volunteers are trained to continue in cross-cultural ministry both locally and overseas in the years to come.

An incredible variety of volunteer tasks are performed in the ESL ministry: greeting, hospitality, publicity, baking and coffee making, program coordinating, teaching and assistant teaching, substituting, sharing simple Bible stories, acting as congregational and ABF liaisons and organizing special programs. Time commitments are very flexible, ranging from one time per semester to weekly commitments over months. Training is available.

Ideally, the program should have 14 teachers, 14 helpers, six or seven substitute teachers, two coordinators, several special events volunteers, and also several greeters and registration helpers at the beginning of each semester.

Classroom Staff

Each ESL class is staffed with one teacher and an assistant or helper. Teachers only teach once per week; therefore each ESL class has one teacher on Tuesdays and a different teacher on Thursdays/Fridays. The teachers act as a team, coordinating lesson progress and activities.

Teacher training is available both in-house and through local church-based training programs. Prior to each semester, Immanuel hosts a 4-6 hour training session.

Ministry/Outreach Volunteers

Conversation Partners - Commit to meeting at least twice a month, anywhere and anytime (even virtually), with an international that is interested in improving their English and having an American friend. A great opportunity for building long term evangelistic relationships.

Sara Ortiz, ESL Program Director
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