VMLC benefits from the Time and Talent of 300 Volunteer Teachers Each Year
Help Students Transform Their Lives
You will make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others when you make the commitment to be a volunteer teacher at VMLC. You do not need to speak a foreign language or have teaching experience. VMLC provides the curriculum and training. Opportunities are available for morning, afternoon or evening classes.
Time commitment is 2 ½ hours per week for 12 weeks. Volunteer teacher opportunities are available at our Vickery Meadow, ELM-East Dallas and West Dallas locations.
Additional volunteers needed for office help, tutoring, registrations, recognitions and other special events.
Contact Leala Rosen at or 214.265.5057 ext. 110 to learn more about current opportunities.
Read more in this article by a VMLC volunteer teacher. .
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t have any teaching experience?
No problem. We provide the curriculum and the lesson planning. We train you and support you every step of the way. As long as you can speak, read, write and understand English you can do it.
What if I don’t speak Spanish or any foreign language?
Our students come from over 48 countries and speak as many languages. We only use English in the classroom and all the books and materials are in English. If you do want to brush up on your Spanish (or French, or Amharic, or anything else) you have many opportunities to talk with students before and after class.
What are the classes like? How many students would I be teaching?
We may register up to 25 students for each class with two teachers. Having two teachers in the classroom allows one to present material while the other gives more one-on-one time to students. The number of students can vary somewhat over the course of the semester.
What if I have to travel for work occasionally?
If you can make a basic commitment to teach 2 hours each week for the 13 week semester then our structure using co-teachers in each classroom makes sure the class is covered if you have to be absent.
What special skills do I need in order to teach?
We can use the skills you have – if you are good with computers, you can lead in that part of the instruction. If you are good with music, you can utilize those skills in the classroom. Whatever your strength, there is a place for you in ESL instruction.