Emily Griffith Technical College

Classroom Assistant


Project Term: Ongoing
Est. Hours: 2 Hours/Week, 1 Class
Locations: Denver

Schedule: Varies

Does this involve transporting a refugee community member in a personal car?: No

Volunteer Job Description: Volunteer tutors assist professional instructors in the English Acquisition Program classrooms at Emily Griffith Technical College. Volunteers support adult refugees and immigrants who are learning the English language skills necessary for living and working in our community. Tutors assist the classroom instructor by working one-on-one with individuals or small groups of students, or by working side-by-side with the teacher. Please note that volunteers do not teach classes at EGTC–they provide much-needed assistance to the students and teachers in the English programs at the school. We do not offer practicum placements for those completing TEFL certification programs.

The Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program (CRESL) serves adult refugees who have recently resettled in Colorado, primarily in the Denver metro area. We provide English and literacy instruction, as well as job-readiness education and acculturation lessons. Classroom volunteers assist our teachers and students at Emily Griffith Technical College and add immeasurable value to the students’ school experience. The students benefit significantly from the individualized attention they receive from volunteer tutors and conversation partners.