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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)

  • 140 people are interested

Do you want to make a difference in your community during these critical times?

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program teaches oral English, reading, and writing to adults who have immigrated to the U.S. from around the world. ESOL is the largest program at Literacy Together, serving approximately 250 students annually. Our students’ most common goals in learning English are to improve their employment prospects, help their children in school, and pass the U.S. Naturalization exam.

Each student works with a trained volunteer tutor, either individually or in a small group of up to ten people. Tutoring takes two hours a week at times convenient for both the tutor and the student.

We are currently offering our training online, and our tutors are also meeting with their students. We work with tutors from all over the world!

Here you can read more about this program: https://lit-together.org/programs/esol/.

This video portrays Olga, an ESOL student from Mexico, and Michael, her tutor:

Please follow this link to volunteer with us: https://lit-together.org/volunteer-roles-literacy-together/become-a-volunteer/.

Or you can send us an email to volunteers@lit-together.org.

Enjoy these ESOL success stories! https://lit-together.org/category/success-stories/esol-success-stories/


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About Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)


31 College St., Building B. Suite 221, Asheville, NC 28801, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of literacy. Our vision is a just and equitable community in which literacy is accessible and achievable for all.


Literacy Together (formerly The Literacy Council of Buncombe County) was created in 1986 as a merger of two leading adult literacy organizations - Altrusa of Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council. Since our beginning 35 years ago, we have continued to grow programming and expand our reach to meet the literacy and English language needs of people of all ages in Buncombe County.

Please take five minutes to watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWZNYZVkmO0. Thanks!


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for a minimum of one year
  • Tutors must attend a volunteer orientation and 7 hours of tutor training.

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