Change Lives: Help an Adult Get Their GED


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Placer County LibraryRocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, ColfaxAuburn, CA 95603


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 get their GED by working one-on-one with a tutor.


  • 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


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

  • Knowledge and ability to complete basic math - high school level

  • Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills

  • Fingerprint clearance is required

  • Age 18 or older

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


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly for a minimum of 6 months
  • High school level reading and or math skills
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