Become part of a vibrant learning community and help a local adult get the education they need to pursue college or a living wage job.
Every year in Holyoke adults return to school to complete their high school education or the learn English, while many more remain on a waiting list. These adults study the math, reading, writing, technology and other skills they need to earn a high school equivalency credential (formerly known as GED) to fulfill personal goals, advance their careers or attend college.
Volunteer classroom assistants work in a class at one of five partner agencies, providing individual and small group support to these adult learners. Volunteers become a valued part of the class, giving students more support and allowing them to progress faster.
Volunteers may work one-on-one with a learner who is struggling, allow the teacher to divide the class in small groups, or work with the whole class to provide practical and moral support. Volunteer tutors meet weekly with the same class.
Classes are offered weekday evenings (morning and afternoon classes may also be available) We will work with you to find a class that suits your schedule, skills and interests.
No formal teaching/tutoring experience is needed - just good communication skills, a desire to help, and willingness to learn!
Training is provided. All volunteers complete a free 12 hour training workshop series.
6 month minimum commitment
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Cross-cultural Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 1/2 - 3 hours per week
- Interview with Tutor/Mentor Program, complete CORI check, complete 4 training sessions