Student Volunteer Program
The definition of volunteer:
1. To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.
2. To do charitable or helpful work without pay
In America, people volunteer for many different reasons. Some people volunteer to gain valuable work experience; others volunteer to improve their resume and some people volunteer to support an idea or cause.
Most importantly, people volunteer to help other people.
By giving your time to volunteer organizations, you provide important services that would, otherwise, not be available in the community.
As an international student, volunteering means meeting and working with native speakers of English. Being part of a volunteer organization will allow you to practice your English in a non-academic environment, while making new friends and experiencing local American culture.
Please fill out this application to apply for the Volunteer Experience Program and return it to ELI by the end of the first week of class. We will take your volunteer interests into consideration when placing you with an organization.
- This is a semester long commitment. We expect that when you are placed with a volunteer organization, you will dedicate one semester to them.
- Your volunteer hours will be determined by your organization, but you must not miss ELI class to volunteer.