Serve a population of citizens who are English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, many of whom are new to our country and community.  We work with adults and young people alike to share our cultures, and provide assistance where appropriate.


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Need help getting connected with a community partner?

Make an appointment with the service track coordinator or come to office hours!


Commonwealth Catholic Charities - Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Services


Contact: Suheir Diyab, Supervisor


Phone: 757-337-6953

Location: 12284 Warwick Blvd. Suite A1, Newport News, 23606

Organization Description: Our mission is to provide full resettlement, employment for self-sufficiency, and English instruction for new refugees. Basic immigration services provided on a sliding scale.

Volunteer Needs: Serve to extend casework services with clients from war-torn countries, teach English as a second language, mentor a family, or assist in the office.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Some evening/weekend service in refugees' homes

Special Restrictions/Requirements: Minimum requirement: 2 hours a week; criminal background check if working with minors.

Newport News Public Schools - English as a Second Language (ESL) Schools

Contact: Jeremy Wall, NNPS 


Newport News Public Schools has eleven schools serving students who require ESL education and support.  To work in one of the NNPS ESL schools:

1) Contact CNU's NNPS Service Track Coordinator 

2) Complete the NNPS volunteer forms (form 1 and form 2) and indicate your interest in working in an ESL school on the form;

3) Either email the forms directly to or bring them to the Center for Community Engagement (1st floor, DSU).

International Cooperating Ministries


Contact: Donna Grubbs, HR/Volunteer Administrator & Executive Assistant


Phone: 757-827-6704

Location: 1901 Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA

Organization Description: ICM is a non-denominational ministry with over 7,900 churches built or under construction in 91 countries. This has been accomplished by partnering with 210 organizations worldwide. ICM’s mission is to nurture believers and assist Church growth worldwide.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers may assist with data entry, filing, correspondence and special projects.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm