Why Volunteer With the ESLC?
For the reason that you can make a remarkable difference in someone’s life by giving them the language skills to succeed in the United States and in the local community.
What does a Volunteer do?
Volunteers are the vehicle through which our organization delivers our service and are our most valuable asset. We provide a 12 hour volunteer training for all of our volunteers, which are held several times throughout the year. Our trainings teach new volunteers who we are, who are students are, and different ways to instruct English and interact with adults from different cultures who have little or no English skills.
After our volunteers complete a 12 hour training we ask them to commit to a minimum of 100 volunteer hours. These volunteer hours include lesson plan preparation, travel, and teaching time. This requirements means that volunteers give 5 hours per week for about 6 months. Click on the PDF link below to learn more details about this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteer Job Description
If you are ready to get involved with our organization then simply click on the ESLC Volunteer Application below and be sure to identify a training you would like to attend. All trainings will be held at our Center, 4444 South 700 East, suite 100. Our next 12 hour training dates and times are listed below. If you need to miss a session please let us know and we work with you to make it up at another time. Also, there is a one-time $50 fee for training and classroom materials along with a necessary background check for our volunteers. If you have any questions, concerns or just feel like you need to talk to someone please contact Beth Garstka at 801-328-5608 or at
- October: 9:00am-3:30 pm on both Saturday 18 and Saturday 25
- November: 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday 11, Thursday 13, Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20
ESLC Volunteer Application
Thank you for your your interest!
Right of Refusal Statement
To promote a safe, constructive learning environment for its students, volunteers, and staff, the English Skills Learning Center reserves its Right to Refuse participation by any individual in any service or activity that - in its sole discretion – is regarded as posing an unreasonable risk to its mission, goals, or reputation for programming excellence. Your application to participate in any program or activity constitutes your acknowledgement of the Center’s ability to exercise this right at will. While no screening practice is guaranteed, the Center makes its determinations on a best efforts basis and appreciates your understanding of any decisions made in applying this Right of Refusal.