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Become A Volunteer

Depending on your schedule and interests, you can volunteer as a weekly tutor in either our Basic Literacy or ESOL programs. If you prefer a short-term project, we can put you to work as a mentor or office assistant. Here is the application for volunteers:


Volunteer Application

Tutor

Assist adult learners to improve their reading, writing and/or English speaking skills. You will be assigned a small group of students and will be provided background information on them, as well as appropriate primary learning materials at your students' levels. The Literacy Coordinator will facilitate your first meeting and provide ongoing support as needed.

Mentor

Assignments vary from assisting in established groups to working with an adult learner on a specific goal, such as studying for citizenship, TOEFL, driver's license or GED exam, resume writing, computer basics, etc. The Literacy Coordinator will provide ongoing support.

Office Support/Publicity/Fundraising

Make copies; prepare training materials; design flyers for upcoming events; create quarterly newsletter; post to social media; or assist with fundraising events.

Requirements

All volunteers must complete the volunteer application form and provide at least two references. Tutors and mentors are required to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and read, write and speak English fluently. As a tutor or mentor you are required to volunteer at least two hours per week with your students.