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Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center

Teach ESL to Immigrant Neighbors in Bay Ridge!

About this Opportunity

The Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center offers a small, nurturing environment where Arab immigrants and refugees can learn English as a Second Language, develop meaningful friendships, and bridge cross-cultural barriers.

Students practice reading, speaking, writing, and grammar in lessons that prepare them for employment and everyday life. We offer two levels of English classes Monday-Thursday, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (female students only), and during the evening, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (coed). We also offer citizenship classes, field trips, and Saturday Family Day featuring guest speakers on topics that vary from year to year.

Make a difference by teaching weekly ESL classes in person. At the moment, we are only looking for substitute teachers.

  • The Fall 2023 semester starts on September 11 and concludes on December 20.
  • Volunteers commit to teaching one class a week or may serve as substitutes.
  • Classes are held Monday thru Thursday:
    • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


  • No teaching experience is necessary, just a heart and passion for serving and building friendships.
  • Strong English-speaking skills are a must, as well as patience, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a vital contribution to the lives of others while sharing the love of Christ.


  • Volunteers must be 21 and over and complete an application form and interview with the Director.

Click "request information" to get started!


7722 Fifth Avenue, Floor 2
Brooklyn, NY 11209
United States

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