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Community Service & Volunteering: Engage Your Community with English Now!

Engaging in the Community as a Volunteer

We invite you to consider volunteering at a one-time event, once a week, or once a month. Volunteering can offer you a chance to speak English outside the classroom. Throughout the year, English Now! organizes volunteer projects with local organizations to support students as they engage in rewarding, fun activities out in the community.

As a service to the Washington D.C.-area international community as well as our students and their families, we work with Community Service Partners to organize group volunteering activities. Consider starting your community service experience by participating in a Community Service Week group activity.

We encourage you to try volunteering as part of your experience in the United States, to help you engage and serve your American community in a new way. Community service in the United States includes different types of volunteer activities. From assisting the elderly to providing food for the homeless, there are many ways to volunteer through non-profit organizations, schools, museums, and religious organizations. Volunteers help others by giving their time to support issues that they care about. Volunteering can be an opportunity to work on a diverse team, with shared goals.

Community Service Weeks at English Now!

We offer many options to volunteer and help other people during Community Service Weeks in the spring and fall each year. See opportunities listed below for our Spring 2019 Community Service Week. Please contact us if you would like to join activities during our Fall 2019 Community Service Week in November.



We encourage you to consider longer-term volunteering options with any of our Community Service Week partners. In addition, we are supporting the development of another partner, the Washington Center for International Education, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission - to support the social, emotional, and cultural transitions of international students and their families - is meaningful (we hope) to the English Now! community. Our goal is to connect the Washington, D.C.-area international community and the local community. Join a meeting at the school to learn more about WCIE Student Service Learnings (SSL) programs for international teens, programs on international student mental health, and other programs! Thursday, May 16, 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (after the May potluck), at English Now! Leader: Paul Boesen

Tell your friends! These activities are open to friends and family members of our students. We want to encourage Washington, D.C.’s international community to connect and engage locally!

Thank you for your interest in participating in community service during your time in the U.S. We encourage you to engage, enjoy, and thrive, in your studies and in your lives in the U.S. Further your American experience and serve the community by volunteering!