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.
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Here's a preview of some of the roles:
Small Group Leads - HIGH NEED!
Work with up to three students to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Assist students prepare for the Citizenship interview
Zoom Hosts/Co Hosts
Help run Zoom classes, create breakout rooms, assist students with Zoom, take student attendance.
Oversee student registration, communicate with prospective students, prepare class rosters
Teach English vocabulary, Civics/History, or technology classes
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 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.