The English Empowerment Center was founded in 1962 by a group of committed volunteers who were dedicated to improving the lives of people in our community through English literacy and education. Today, volunteers continue to be the vehicle for delivering high quality educational programs, enabling us to serve 1,500 adult learners annually. Volunteers serve in a range of roles, including teacher, class aide, supplemental tutor, translator, interpreter, student advisor, librarian, office and program support personnel, board member, and community ambassador.

To get involved, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior teaching experience and native English fluency is not required. Training and support will be provided.

If you are passionate about adult education and helping immigrants settle into life in this region, consider joining our team of over 500 volunteers who are helping to empower adults in Northern Virginia to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. You can make a difference in an individual's life, a family's opportunities, and a community's future.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with the English Empowerment Center, please fill out and submit the form from the link below. Once we receive your volunteer interest form, we will email you with next steps. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us at volunteers@englishempowermentcenter.org.

Current EEC Volunteer Position: Virtual ESL Teacher

We are looking for experienced adult ESL teachers to volunteer in our Beginning English level 1 (low beginning) virtual classes


The English Empowerment Center is seeking experienced ESOL instructors who display a high degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, a belief in lifelong learning, and a strong commitment to adult learners to join a committed, collaborative volunteer team.

We provide a full curriculum outline, lesson planner, and books that are used in the virtual classroom.

We are looking to fill the following online (level 1) beginning level classes:

Virtual- Morning Class
September 26-December 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(volunteer only needed for Thursdays)

Virtual- Afternoon Class
September 25-December 13
Mondays & Wednesdays

Virtual- Evening Class
September 26-December 14
Tuesdays & Thursdays