The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are a regional adult education program. Thus our service population is throughout Region 2000 (the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and the city of Lynchburg). We provide a comprehensive adult education program for individuals at the lowest levels who may be illiterate to providing foundational skills and adult secondary education skills. We also provide integrated education and training programs that allow participants to receive credentials and find employment. We also provide English Language Acquisition classes, basic computer skills, financial literacy, and GED and Virginia Placement Test prep.
Our main need for volunteers are individuals who want to help improve the lives of our students through one-on-one tutoring with basic literacy skills and the acquisition of English. We also need volunteers in our adult education classes as well.
Our volunteer tutors are the heart of our program. Becoming a tutor will enable you to make a profound difference in a person’s life.
We train you to tutor an adult student in reading, writing and English acquisition skills. Most of our tutor/student pairs meet for two hours a week at a mutually convenient time and place.
We ask for a year-long commitment. As a tutor, you will receive a rewarding experience knowing that you’ve helped someone achieve their goals and be more integrated within our community.
Literacy / Reading
Math / Science Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
2 hours a week for a one year commitment
Must have solid reading, writing, and oral communication skills, organized, listener, compassionate,