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.

To apply, please complete our form here. If you have any questions, please contact Huiling Chen at hchen@BESThtc.org.

For more information on our Volunteer Program and resources, please visit our BEST Hospitality Training Online Resources Site.

2020 Summer Internships


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.


ESL Tutor Summer Intern (Medford)

BEST Hospitality Training is looking for a summer intern for at least 25 hours/week of tutoring ESL and doing special projects. 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.

Experience that is helpful:

  • Tutoring or teaching
  • Background in a hotel or restaurant
  • Knowledge of a second language

Video Editor Summer Intern (Medford)

BEST is looking for an intern to help edit raw video footage, assist with website development, take photos of BEST activities, and assist with social media. Flexible hours and schedule.

Experience that is helpful:

    • Video editing
    • Photography 
    • Web site design (we use WordPress)
Career Coach Summer Intern (Roxbury)

 BEST Hospitality Training is looking for an intern for at least 25 hours/week in our job seeker program. The intern 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 and other duties based on skills and interest.

Experience that is helpful:

  • Background in a hotel or restaurant
  • Resume writing experience
  • Knowledge of Google Suite
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Database skills
  • Proficiency in a second language


These position 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.


Please contact Huiling Chen, hchen@BESThtc.org and Jenna Brooks, jbrooks@BESThtc.org with your resume and cover letter.

International Volunteer Options

International volunteers welcome

Extra Details

Flexible schedule