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, while many more remain on a waiting list. They 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 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.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! You do not have to speak another language to tutor with ESOL classes.
Training is provided. All volunteers complete a free 12 hour training workshop series.
6 month minimum commitment
- Adult Education
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1.5 - 3 hours per week
- Interview with Tutor/Mentor Program, complete CORI check, complete 4 training sessions