We offer volunteer opportunities in our ESOL and training programs.
Generally, duties may include:
- Work one-on-one with students to provide support with job applications, resumes, and interview practice.
- Work one-on-one with students to provide ESOL, Literacy, Citizenship, and Computer support.
- Assist with information sessions to recruit potential students into our training programs.
- Teaching Assistant in our Computer classes.
- Participate in program activities such as tours, mock interview days, career fairs, educational workshops, staff meetings, etc.
For more information on our Volunteer Program and resources, please visit our BEST Hospitality Training Online Resources Site.
2019 Summer Intern
The BEST Hospitality Training is looking for a 2018 summer intern for at least 25 hours/week. We are a non-profit education and training program for hospitality workers in Boston. We are funded through the Local 26 Education and Training Fund to provide services for incumbent hotel workers (English as a Second Language, US citizenship prep, computers, banquet server, culinary, certifications trainings, etc.) and we receive grant funding to prepare individuals for quality hospitality jobs. The majority of our students are adult immigrants who work in Boston’s union hotels. Our mission is to provide our students with the skills and training to excel in the hospitality industry and in their personal lives.
BEST is excited to welcome a passionate and dedicated individual to intern with us during the 2019 summer. The intern’s duties and projects will be designed in collaboration between the intern and his/her supervisor, and will depend on the individual’s interests, skills, and experience. Many summer interns provide one-on-one tutoring (ESL, citizenship, computers) with our hotel workers whose regular volunteer tutors are away for the summer. Other summer interns help clients write resumes, submit online applications, and practice interviewing.
Ultimately, BEST will capitalize on the strengths an intern brings to the table. One summer intern developed an archiving system for the coaching team. Another summer intern wrote a Salesforce Database Manual. Do you have photography or videography skills? Do you have web site design experience? Are you a good writer? Or an advanced Excel user? We look forward to helping future interns develop their skills and awareness through their work and collaboration with BEST.
Background in a hotel or restaurant, tutoring or teaching experience, strong writing skills, knowledge of Excel, database skills, and/or knowledge of a second language are all helpful but not required.
This position is not paid, however BEST is happy to support the proposal of any applicant for funding through their college or university. In addition, BEST offers valuable experience in teaching, working with non-profits, technology, and much more.
Please send letter of interest and a resume to: Huiling Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Volunteer Options
International volunteers welcome