Volunteering at Adult Learning Centers
Volunteer tutors are important members of the learning community at each of our Centers. Tutors lead small groups of adults in learning basic reading and writing skills. Students and tutors read and write together twice a week for four hours each week. Centers have convenient morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday sessions. Schedules vary depending on the location.
Previous teaching experience is not necessary - time and a desire to share the pleasure of reading and writing are. Tutor candidates receive training prior to being matched to a group. Training workshops on a variety of topics are provided throughout the year. We encourage volunteers and students to grow and learn together.
The program runs in four 10-week cycles throughout the year. Each cycle has about 20 two-hour sessions. We ask that volunteer tutors be available to tutor for at least six months (two cycles) after completing training.
If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, please call the Center where you want to volunteer.
What qualifications do I need to become a tutor?
To be a volunteer, you need to enjoy working with people, demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing, and have a genuine enthusiasm for learning. You do not need to have a college degree.
Do I need previous tutoring experience to become a tutor?
What kind of commitment do I have to make?
Who attends the program?
How do students find out about the program?
How long do students remain in the program?