TCH students practice English with a volunteer during Talk Time.

*Due to COVID-19, we are not currently enrolling new volunteers.

Please check back when our building is open for volunteer opportunities.

When our building is open, volunteers are a vital and integral part of what makes TCH function. Volunteers’ work, regardless of the department with which they are involved will enhance the capacities of staff members, who can focus on growing our programming, services, events, fundraising strategies, and work with our community.


Join hundreds of individuals who generously dedicate a bit of their time to Tacoma Community House! From assisting in one of our basic education, employment, or citizenship classes; to mentoring a K-3rd grade student in Read2Me; to chatting with an English language learner during Talk Time — there is always plenty to do!

Check out some of our volunteer positions below, then scroll down to fill out our short online form. You will tell us where your interests lie and select a date when you are free to attend a volunteer orientation at our agency (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405). Volunteer opportunities are open to people 18 and older.

If you have skills that would make you well-suited to help in a way that is not listed below, let us know! We can create flexible opportunities in all of our departments — Education, Employment, Immigration, Crime Victim Advocacy, Development and Communications, Finance, Administration — on a case by case basis.

Volunteer Opportunities

(When our building is open)

Position Summary
English Language Acquisition (ELA) Classroom Assistant Support an ELA instructor to help adults improve their basic English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classroom Assistant Support an ABE instructor to help adults improve their basic reading, writing, mathematics, and computer skills
Literacy Tutor Tutor under-educated adults and limited-English speakers in reading, writing, and mathematics
Talk Time Conversationalist Have fun, informal conversations with English language learners to help them practice their speaking and listening skills
Read2Me Tutor Provide weekly one-on-one support to a striving K-3rd grade reader to help improve their comprehension skills and nurture a life-long love of reading
Employment Class Assistant Assist (primarily limited-English) job seekers with job readiness skills, including resume building, interviewing, and online job searching
Childhood Early Education Resource Program (CHEER) Classroom Assistant Assist (primarily immigrant and refugee) participants in our CHEER employment program with daily work as they pursue their childcare certification
Citizenship Classroom Assistant Support a Citizenship Class instructor to help adults study for their naturalization interview and civics exam

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