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Volunteering at the Opportunity Center

We encourage English-proficient New Yorkers to volunteer at the Office for New Americans Opportunity Centers to assist New Americans to learn English and prepare for naturalization exams. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping a New American use a computer or tablet device to practice English using a computer teaching program in an in-class or computer lab language laboratory setting
  • Conducting or participating in a one-on-one or group conversation practice session based on classroom instruction
  • Holding mock testing for New Americans on the U.S. civics component of the naturalization exam
  • Placing our U.S. Naturalization Preparation mobile phone application on a client’s cell phone
  • Providing logistical support during naturalization drives


Visit the New Yorker State Commission on National and Community Services to find which Opportunity Centers are in need of assistance.