University of Denver

English Learning Center

Contact Person:

Julie Feeny phone: 303.420.0172

Agency Description:

The English Learning Center is a non-profit adult educational program in Denver. Our all-volunteer staff teach English to students from around the world. In our twelve year history, we have served over 2000 students from more than 50 countries at a cost of less than $1.00 an hour. Our mission is to give everyone the opportunity to learn English at an affordable cost.


Organization Type:

Education and tutoring | International |


Administrative Assistant / Internship |

Volunteer Opportunity

Administrative Assistant / Internship

Description: Position Summary The Administrative Assistant will enjoy working in a community-oriented culture with an opportunity to develop relationships with committed volunteer ESL instructors and students from all over the world who wish to learn or enhance their English Language skills. As a small non-profit that remains largely run by volunteers, we are seeking an intern who is passionate about cultural understanding, education, and program development, administration, and/or business to assist us with coordinating volunteers, registering and testing students, and performing other administrative duties. Purpose -- to provide affordable English classes for English learners in a warm, flexible, and friendly environment. Supervisor -- This position reports to the Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities -- Assist Executive Director with the daily operation of an English language school of more than 100 students. -- In the absence of the Executive Director, be responsible for the daily management of the school. -- Conduct community outreach and recruitment efforts such as distributing flyers and contacting potential local partners. -- Register incoming students and enter student demographics into database. -- Test and place incoming students in the appropriate English courses. -- Develop and maintain a social media presence. -- Update and distribute attendance sheets. -- Transfer and create new registration data books during the transition to a new session. -- Create upcoming session’s teaching schedule. -- Plan end of session gatherings for teachers and students.

Requirements for volunteers: Skills and Qualifications -- Patience and love for working with volunteers and students of all ages and backgrounds. -- Ability to act resourcefully and resolve problems. -- Culturally sensitive and open. -- Positive and friendly attitude. -- Ability to multitask and field interruptions appropriately. -- Attention to detail. -- Adept at using different technological platforms such as Facebook, iCloud, Google documents, and others. -- An interest and passion for both administration and international understanding and education.

Time Commitment -- 8 to 15 hours a week, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 am to 12:30 for 6 months (open to negotiation)

Benefits -- Gain experience working in the areas of: volunteer coordination, non-profit administration, program development, cross-cultural understanding and education. -- Acquire a letter of recommendation if term is completed and performance is satisfactory. -- Collaborate and work intimately with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to design more efficient processes. -- Sit on committees to inform and observe key curriculum and other program decisions. -- Experience a warm culture with kind international students and passionate volunteer teachers.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
Time Commitment: Ongoing Event
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: If interested in this position, email For more information visit

Availability: Weekday - No | Weekend: No | Morning: Yes | Evening: No | Afternoon: No
Expires on: October 31 2019
Is Public Transportation Available: Yes

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