a partnership with English for New Bostonians, supported by the Cummings Foundation

Current Allies Volunteers  - Click Here To Sign-Up for Classes

Who We Are

The Allies for Immigrants program is a volunteer program run in partnership with English for New Bostonians. The program prepares volunteers to tutor adults in English or help them prepare for the citizenship exam. 

Who You Are

Allies for Immigrants tutors are part of a network of volunteers who share a passion for enhancing English skills for adult learners. No previous experience is necessary. 

What You Can Do

Tutors pick one site to serve at twice a month for the foreseeable future. They tutor adult learners in various roles which can include, one one one, small group leader, conversation group leader, or citizenship tutor. 

Next Steps

1) The first step is to make a Boston Cares account. Click here to make an account!

2) After you make a Boston Cares account, attend a Boston Cares New Volunteer Orientation. Click here to sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation!

3) After you attend a Boston Cares New Volunteer Orientation, you can sign up for an Allies for Immigrants training. Sign up for our next Allies New Tutor Training here!

**If no training is currently scheduled fill out this form below and our staff will contact you with details on the next available training**

4) After attending the Allies New Tutor Training, all volunteers will need to complete and pass a CORI background check, then they will be paired with a partner site to begin tutoring! 

Sites are listed below based on the type of roles volunteer tutors can expect to do take on as a volunteer tutor. Depending on the site, volunteers may be expected to support their sites in a variety of ways - flexibility is key for this volunteer experience! 

At the classroom sites, volunteers can expect to support mostly in the classroom as a volunteer teacher or classroom assistant.

At conversation group sites, volunteers will lead a small group of students to help them practice conversing in English.