Join Our Team
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians hires smart, energetic people who have experience with cross-cultural work.
If you think your talents might be a fit for us, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Eric Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Job Openings:
There are no current openings. Please feel free to check back.
Current Volunteer Skills Needed:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. The Welcoming Center delivers a variety of services to immigrants, cultivating the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the Philadelphia region. Volunteers are a valuable part of our team and we offer many ways to get involved. To be considered for a volunteer position, please complete our online application, citing your areas of interest, relevant experience, and availability:
In addition to general opportunities, we sometimes have specific volunteer needs. Please see below.
EMPLOYMENT DEPT. VOLUNTEER INTERN
We are currently looking for a volunteer intern for our Employment Department. This is an unpaid position that requires a commitment of 15 hours/week for 10 weeks. See our volunteer listing on Idealist.org for more information.
ENGLISH OR GED TUTOR
Are you a well-organized, effective and dynamic person who likes helping others? As a volunteer tutor, you'll be able to apply your skills immediately, working with adults who are learning the English language skills necessary for living and working in our community. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with individuals who are learning English and/or preparing for the GED exam.
Tutors work closely with experienced instructors using established curriculum materials to meet students' individual listening, speaking, reading, math, and writing needs. Tutors must be able to commit from 3-6 hours per week and need to make a 10-week commitment. Classes meet in Center City Philadelphia.
- Strong desire to improve the English language skills of students
- Sensitivity to cultural differences
- Patience, understanding, flexibility, and an unceasingly positive attitude
- Outgoing personality. Ability to meet challenge with enthusiasm.
- Ability to serve as a tutor/conversation partner for 3-6 hours a week for 10 weeks
- Fluency in English
To apply, submit your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job to Eric Rosenfeld at email@example.com.
SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH ASSISTANT
Are you a curious, friendly person who enjoys talking to people? Are you a “helper” who is interested in assisting immigrant business owners to succeed? Join our small business outreach work! You’ll work as part of a two-person team, walking commercial corridors in West and South Philadelphia build connections with immigrant and American-born business owners.
What skills we're looking for:
- Interested in small business
- Commitment to respect for people from all racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious groups
Time commitment: 8-10 hours per week on a stable weekday schedule (to be mutually determined)
To apply, please send complete our volunteer application form online at https://welcomingcenter.formstack.com/forms/volunteers