Would you like to help someone by becoming a Volunteer Learning Coach? We have Adult Learners who need YOU! If you are over the age of 18 and looking to get involved in your community and you are able to donate a 1-2 hours per week to assist an Adult Learner, this is your opportunity!
There is no typical Adult Learner or English as a Second Language (ESL) student. They are of all ages and races, they are both women and men, and come from all economic or social backgrounds. They may have completed school, or left before graduation, but did not acquire skills required for them to reach their full potential. ESL learners may be literate in their native language, or unable to read and write at all.
So what does it mean to be an Adult Literacy Volunteer Learning Coach? You have the potential to be a GREAT Coach if you are:
Of course training is essential. All Volunteer Coaches are required to participate in tutor training before they meet with an adult learner. In addition, Literacy Coordinator is available to answer questions and provide guidance when necessary.
You may wonder how you can be an effective tutor if you do not speak the Adult Learner's native language. Truth be told, it is actually better if you are not able to speak their language because it ’forces’ you both to speak English ONLY! If you speak their native language you may spend most of your time translating and less time developing and practicing English skills.
Volunteer Learning Coaches are needed for:
Schedules are flexible and the Literacy Coordinator works to match Coaches and Learners based on subject, availability, and personal skills.
If you have the passion to help an Adult Learner, please download the application package. Thank you for choosing our program to share your skills and make a difference in someone’s life.