Change Lives: Be an Adult Literacy Tutor


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Placer County LibraryRocklin Granite Bay Loomis Auburn ColfaxAuburn, CA 95603


About

Position Overview: This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults whose limited literacy is a challenge in their everyday life. See how rewarding the experience can be. The goal of the tutoring program is to create an opportunity for individuals to improve their reading, writing, basic math, computer skills, or learn English as a second language by working one-on-one with a tutor.

Responsibilities:

  • Tutor one learner 1-2 times each week for 1.5 hour sessions in one of Placer County Library’s 11 branches

  • Submit monthly time logs

  • Coordinate with literacy staff

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly

  • Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills

  • Fingerprint clearance is required

  • Age 18 or older

  • Bilingual is a plus, but not required

Training Provided:

  • Tutor Training- 3 hours

  • All materials provided free of charge

  • Individual assistance from literacy staff is available

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Satisfaction that you are changing lives

  • Knowledge that you are enhancing the Library’s position in the community

  • Learn to tutor, promote learning, and gain experience

Time Commitment: 6 months

Contact Person: Angela Perron, Library Literacy Specialist

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months

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