Grad Student Seeking Summer Volunteer Opportunity with Refugees

I am pursuing ESL or other opportunities volunteering with refugees in the NH and MA areas this summer. I’m a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, pursuing my MFA in creative writing. My hope is that my summer work will inform my MFA thesis, a nonfiction book about refugees and their complex histories as well as the connections between language, communication, and displacement. Therefore, I’d ideally like my summer experience to entail volunteerism, teaching, interviews, and other means of information gathering. That being said, I am very appreciative and grateful for any work I might be able to undertake with this population. I do have teaching experience (though it’s freshman composition/writing, not specifically ESL).

Contact Alyssa Martino via email at alyssacmartino@gmail.com.

This volunteer was recommended by Literacy Champion Peggy Rambach.