Want to make a real difference in the lives of new Iowans who are learning English? Now you can! We invite you to help your neighbors by assisting in an adult classroom. Under the direction of the instructor, you will assist beginning English learners in improving their language skills. Several volunteer locations, days, and times are available through WDMCS Community Education and our community partners Clive Community Services and West Des Moines Human Services. No teaching experience necessary! Please email Karen Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the training or if you have questions.
• Age 17 or older
• Near native fluency in English (Native speakers of languages other than English are encouraged to apply—especially Spanish, Arabic, and Chin speakers.)
• Strong interpersonal communication skills; interest in others
• Ability to be patient and respectful of individuals with diverse backgrounds
• Able to commit to a regular schedule for one session