Volunteer

Online ESL/Computer/Citizenship Tutors Needed!

About

We are a non-profit education and training program for hospitality workers in Boston. 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.

Description

Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to improve their English and computer skills, and prepare for the US citizenship test. 

If you’re fluent in English, interested in education, and passionate about helping others, this is a wonderful opportunity! Volunteers will be supported by a volunteer coordinator and provided a wealth of resources. We ask you to please make a commitment ranging from 30-60 minutes per week for a minimum of six months. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching skills, learn about other cultures, and empower students in the community. 

  • Main Responsibilities (depending on volunteer interest):
    • Providing one-on-one online tutoring to students in English, citizenship, or computer skills
    • Assisting teachers in online English, citizenship, or computer classes
  • Experience that is helpful, but not required:
    • Tutoring or teaching experience
    • Familiarity using virtual meeting platforms and online tools 
    • Knowledge of a second language

All volunteers participate in an online volunteer orientation. If interested, please complete this form. For any questions, please contact Rose London or Huiling Chen. 

Rose London
AmeriCorps Member, English Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator
rlondon@BESThtc.org

Huiling Chen
Program Manager
hchen@BESThtc.org

Internship

2021 Summer Intern

Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) Hospitality Training Center
Medford (Wellington Station), MA.

Since March 2020, all of our services have been virtual.

We are a non-profit education and training program for hospitality workers in Boston. 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.

Position Description

BEST Hospitality Training is looking for a 2021 summer intern for 20-25 hours/week. The position is primarily a remote position. The intern’s duties and projects will be designed in collaboration with his/her supervisor and will depend on the individual’s interests, skills, and experience

Main responsibilities will include: 

  • Providing online one-on-one tutoring to students in English, citizenship, technology skills
  • Assisting teachers in online English/citizenship/tech classes and workshops

BEST will capitalize on the strengths that an intern brings to the table and we look forward to helping future interns develop their skills through projects that interest them most. Other potential projects could include:

  • Creating a student journal to document class projects
  • Planning and leading an English class/a workshop, depending on previous teaching experience
  • Developing content for BEST website, including photos, videos, and client profiles 

Last year, our summer interns created and led workshops about improving speaking through online video stories, conversations, and songs. They helped plan a virtual field trip, virtual end of cycle celebration, and also created our first digital student journal.

Compensation

BEST summer interns are 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.

How to Apply

Please contact Rose London or Huiling Chen with your resume and cover letter.

Rose London
Americorps Member
English Instructor and Volunteer Coordinator
rlondon@BESThtc.org

Huiling Chen
Program Manager
hchen@BESThtc.org


Extra Details

Flexible schedule