Volunteer at the Washington English Center!


My name is Laura Lee Randolph and I am the program coordinator at the Washington English Center (WEC). We are a non-profit, community-based organization that uses volunteer teachers to provide high-quality educational services, access to technology, and life-skill programs to all adult immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay.

We use a unique co-teaching method to provide new volunteers with the support they might need throughout the semester. Some of our volunteers have been with us for many years. As a former volunteer, myself, I can understand why teachers might continue coming back to teach term after term. For me, teaching with WEC was exciting, interesting, challenging, and, in the end, a completely rewarding experience. I could go on but I’ll just say that you should come check it out for yourself.

We are currently recruiting volunteer English teachers for our fall term. The term begins with a pre-service orientation on September 16th and classes beginning the week of September 18th. While our students come to class multiple times a week, we only ask our volunteers to commit to one class a week. We provide the course syllabus, textbook, and our staff is always here to support you with hands-on guidance. We have your back every step of the way!

Currently, we are most in need of volunteers with daytime or weekend availability. For more information, please visit www.washingtonenglish.org/volunteers/ or email, call, or stop by the volunteer office on California Street, near the Dupont Circle Metro. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact: Liz Madjlesi, Director of Volunteer Programs

Email: emadjlesi

Phone: 202-387-0023

Address: 2200 California Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Metro: Dupont

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