The Harlem Commonwealth Council offers professional and challenging career opportunities with high growth potential and we're always looking for talent! 

If you are interested in working or interning with the Harlem Commonwealth Council, please email your resume to

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

Human Resources 

Harlem Commonwealth Council 

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027 

Harlem Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer. Women, trans, gender non-conforming people, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA, and people from poor and/or working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Adult Basic Education Volunteer Opportunities:


Teacher Assistant:

Summary:  Teacher Assistants will play a critical role in developing the literacy, language, and mathematical skills of low-income and immigrant students looking to obtain their GED. Volunteers will receive the opportunity to develop their ability to accurately observe, assess, and plan for students while effectively communicating with people from various backgrounds daily. The teacher’s assistant will be trained and mentored throughout the semester by a professional instructor who will be present at all times. This invaluable experience will help enhance each volunteer’s social and networking skills while allowing them to impact our local community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support adult learners for the duration of the program to build their confidence and increase their skills throughout their learning journey

  • Track adult learner's progress through regular assessments and submit monthly reports to instructors

  • Assist the teacher in improving the quality of educational opportunities for students through various instructional tasks



  • Education Level: High school diploma. Some college experience is preferred

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Basic computer skills (including but not limited to navigating online systems such as Google Classroom, Zoom, and Outlook)

  • Previous tutoring or teaching experience is preferred



  • 1 – month time commitment (16 days)

  • In-Person Tutoring

    • English Class:

      • Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    • Math & Reading Classes

      • Monday & Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Virtual Tutoring

    • Math Class​

      • Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    • ​Math & Reading Classes

      • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Office Assistant:

Summary: The Office Assistant will support the literacy coordinator by managing data entry, completing office and administrative duties, contacting teaching assistants, adult learners, and/or literacy staff, and managing room reservations.


  • Education Level: High school diploma. Some college experience is preferred

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Proficient computer skills (including but not limited to Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) 

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills

  • Great organizational skills with the ability to manage schedules and files



Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (possibility of early dismissal on slow days)







Note: These are unpaid opportunities, and volunteers will be subject to background screenings