Volunteer in Our Home English Language Learner Outreach (HELLO) Program!


A woman teaching another womanOne big challenge many of our New American clients face when they arrive is a language barrier. Those who speak little to no English will receive the help of an interpreter to understand important conversations, but this is not a long-term solution for carrying out day-to-day tasks and getting integrated into the Buffalo community.

Some, but not all, clients may leave the house for in-person English courses. For those that are unable, we offer English lessons through our Home English Language Learning Opportunity (HELLO) Volunteer Program. Becoming a HELLO Tutor is a great way to get involved helping Buffalo’s diverse refugee population.

This opportunity requires a commitment of 3 hours a week for 8 weeks and makes a huge difference in the lives of our New American clients.

No Previous Experience Required!

For more information contact Zahraa Al-Sharifi at zalsharifi@iibuff.org.