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.
2018 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 2018 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. The intern will most likely do one-on-one tutoring (ESL, citizenship, computers) with our hotel workers whose regular volunteer tutors are away for the summer or will write resumes, teach students how to submit online applications, practice interviewing with them, and assist the career coaching team with administrative and Salesforce data management. Additionally, BEST will capitalize on the strengths an intern brings to the table. Our previous summer intern served as a career coach for one of our students, developing, and executing a successful job search strategy for him. He also developed an archiving system for the team. 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, knowledge of Excel, database skills, and/or knowledge of a second language.
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.
International Volunteer Options
International volunteers welcome