REEP volunteers have a desire to help immigrants from all cultures and backgrounds gain the tools that allow them to thrive in a new country. By sharing their everyday knowledge, volunteers make a profound difference in immigrant students’ lives in America. At the same time, volunteers gain a rare insight into a different part of their community and the chance to interact with people from a variety of countries and cultures. REEP also allows its volunteers to explore teaching as a profession and to develop skills that can enhance other aspects of their careers. Finally, REEP volunteers know that the few hours they spend preparing for and teaching classes makes a positive difference in their community.
Volunteers are expected to make a minimum commitment of 1.5-3 hours/week for 3 months.
Ways to Volunteer with REEP
- Teaching assistant – Assist our professional teachers in our intensive program at the Syphax Education Center, Jefferson M.S., and Arlington Mill Community Center in the morning, late afternoon, or evening.
- Literacy Tutor – Work with beginner students 1-on-1 or in small groups on basic reading and writing skills in our intensive program at the Syphax Education Center or Arlington Mill Community Center in the morning or evening.
- ESL Teacher – Teach at one of our three community centers in Arlington in the morning or evening.
- ESL Substitute Teacher – Sub for our volunteer ESL teachers at one of three community centers in Arlington in the morning or evening.
- Office Assistant – Assist with a variety of projects and tasks at the Syphax Education Center during the day.
- Computer Lab Volunteers – Assist our professional lab assistants at the Syphax Education Center, Jefferson M.S., or Arlington Mill Community Center in the morning, late afternoon, and evening.
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