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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are at the heart of our St. Mark’s programs. They come to us as high school seniors, working people, and retirees. They have a wide range of backgrounds and talents. They work closely with students to help them achieve their goals by teaching English in the ESOL classes or helping students prepare for citizenship interviews.

Our volunteers generously share their time and talents and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing their students succeed. They bring enthusiasm and new ideas to the program and play a major role in its growth and vitality. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Teaching & Tutoring

Share your knowledge and make a difference!

Program Operations

Have a special skill to share?

Make a lasting impact.

Fundraising & Leadership

Get To Know Us

Here's a preview of some of the roles:

Computer Literacy@work Tutors

Exciting new in-person class, seeking Boston-based volunteers to help our students improve their digital literacy. Click here to see the full volunteer role. Click here to sign up.

One-on-One Tutors

Assist students to prepare for the citizenship interview.



Teach English vocabulary, civics/history, or technology classes.

Citizenship Class Tutors

Participate in break-out rooms or in small in-person groups to review the class lesson with the students.


Would you like to volunteer?


Click below to fill out our volunteer application.

After completing the volunteer application, someone from St. Mark will be in touch with you on next steps.

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Maria, Vietnam


Maria was born in Vietnam before she moved to the United States. She enjoys arts and craft, origami, and playing the bamboo flute. She started helping out at St. Marks in the summer of 2014 after helping a friend find the program. Because of her strong English proficiency, Maria was asked if she wanted to help volunteer. Maria was more than happy to. She loves practicing her English all the while helping other students at St. Marks with theirs. She enjoys seeing the students improve their writing, reading, and  speaking, but most importantly seeing them build confidence. She says St. Marks is like a family. Maria is now a member of the SMCEP's staff.

Peg, Massachusetts

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Peg has been dedicating her time towards making a contribution and assisting immigrants make their transition into the United States. She truly loves her students, their stories, their perseverance and how grateful they are for everything. In addition to teaching the students, she feels like she has also been able to learn more about citizenship, immigration, teaching and the different cultures that are within her own community. Click on the video below to learn more about her experience volunteering.

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