To find out more about getting involved at CARECEN, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Pfaff at or (516) 489-8330.

ESL Literacy Tutor

Volunteer Opportunity

CARECEN seeks Literacy Tutors to help change lives by assisting adult learners in our ESOL classes develop and improve their reading, writing, and verbal English skills.


By developing literacy and language skills, our students are better equipped to tackle everyday tasks at the grocery store or workplace while working towards achieving life goals such as:

Preparing for (and passing!) citizenship tests

Earning their high school diploma or GED

Advancing their work opportunities

Supporting their children’s education

And overall personal satisfaction


This is a great opportunity for college students, retirees, or anyone interested in dedicating their time and language skills to serve their community. Literacy Tutors receive a rewarding experience to interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and learn more about ESOL and literacy fields.



Work one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners in our Hempstead or Brentwood offices

Work on literacy activities provided by the Class Instructor

We ask for a commitment of at least 2-3 hours per week with availabilities in the morning, afternoon, or evenings.



English fluency required

Spanish fluency preferred

Experience in classroom settings is helpful, but not required

Patient, dependable, and friendly


Literacy Tutors should be eager to gain experience working with adult learners from diverse, low-income immigrant backgrounds working to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Contact us if you’re interested in this opportunity!



For more information about this opportunity contact our Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Pfaff


Hempstead, NY 

91 N. Franklin Street, Ste. 208

Hempstead, NY 11550



Brentwood, NY

2000 Brentwood Road

Second Floor (Segundo Piso)

Brentwood, NY 11717



Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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