Volunteer with Us​

Build bridges across cultures.

The Intercambio Way fosters unique connections through relationship-based English classes. We are here for you every step of the way. When you volunteer with us, we equip you with our Confidence and Connections curriculum that makes teaching English easy and enjoyable. Backed by our community of teachers, plus our helpful tools and resources, you’ll feel confident and empowered in your classes.

If you are 18 years or older, live in the United States, and can commit to two 90-minute sessions per week for at least three months, join us as a volunteer teacher! With two ways to volunteer, you have the freedom to choose what works best for you. Our local program takes place in Boulder County, and our online program connects students and volunteers across the country.

Interested in learning more before you sign up? 
Email volunteer@intercambio.org for more information.

What you DON'T need

  • You don’t need to speak any other language.
  • You don’t need prior teaching experience.

What you DO need

  • 3-4 hours per week (plus prep)
  • 6 month – 1 year commitment
  • Passion for building community, teaching English, and helping adult learners succeed
  • Patience, empathy, a positive attitude, and a spirit of life-long learning
  • Reside in the United States and be 18 years of age or older

Next Steps

In Boulder County

Simply fill out the interest form to get started, and we will contact you to discuss our Boulder County volunteer opportunities. Next, we’ll share information about our volunteer training, and, once complete, you’re ready to start teaching!


Join our online English program by creating an account. Complete the training materials to gain access to our digital curriculum. You’ll then be matched with a student. Once matched, you’re ready to start teaching!

One-Time Volunteer Positions

Community Conversations

Help our students practice English by joining a Community Conversations event! You’ll connect with adult English learners in a “rotation” format and enjoy inspiring conversations in a friendly, encouraging setting.

Other Opportunities

You can give your time to Intercambio through event management, office help, program support, and so much more! 

Email volunteer@intercambio.org to get involved.

Volunteers by the Numbers


Of volunteers have formed intercultural friendships


Of volunteers feel more connected to the community

Volunteer and English student