Adult Education volunteers (ESOL or Reading)


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Mon Sep 12, 2016 06:00 PM - Fri Jun 30, 2017 09:00 PM


Quincy Community Action Programs1509 Hancock StreetQuincy, MA 02169


QCAP offers two volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer ESOL Tutor

In this volunteer role, you would assist in our ESOL (English as a Second Language) classes for adult learners. We have three levels of classes, and they meet from 9am to 12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Under the direction of the instructor, you would tutor students who need individual help with their reading or writing skills. The volunteer schedule is flexible, and the tutoring should be done within class hours. We request a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week.

English Reading Teaching Assistant

The Volunteer Teaching Assistant would assist the Adult Basic Education English instructor in her Level 2 class. The class meets from 7pm to 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The students are all adult learners reading roughly at grade levels 4-8, and they are a mix of native English speakers and second-language English speakers. The goal is to get them to read beyond the 8th grade level, so that they can be prepared for the Level 3 class.

You could be asked to work individually with certain students or to help lead a small group in a reading exercise. The focus could be word pronunciation, vocabulary, reading fluency, or reading comprehension. Each night, the instructor will decide on the groups and the reading focus. Ideally, you would volunteer at least 1 night per week, though we are flexible on schedules.

The English instructor may also need volunteers to individually help students in her Level 1 class. The class meets from 6pm to 7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The students are adult learners reading roughly below grade level 4.


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

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