Orange County - Teaching Adult Literacy

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About: Adult Literacy League

1 in 5 adults in Central Florida read at or below a 5th grade reading level. For these adults, everyday tasks such as reading labels, following street signs or filling out job applications can prove to be difficult.
Seeing the need for adult education in the community, The Adult Literacy League was created. Since its beginning in 1968, ALL has provided Adult Basic Education, English Language classes GED preparation, and one-one volunteering tutoring to over 2,500 students a year, and they could not have done it without the help of their volunteers.

Volunteers are needed in both a one-on-one tutoring position as well as teaching small group classes on a given topic:

  • Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with students using nationally-accredited curricula to teach reading, writing, and English literacy skills. Tutors are expected to attend an orientation where expectations, requirements, and curriculum will be shared. This is a one hour a week commitment and can take place at a location convenient to you and the student.
  • Small group teachers will choose from a list of predetermined classes in the following categories: Adult Basic Education, English Language, GED Prep, Computer Skills, and Citizenship. The locations of each class is predetermined, and they last for 12 weeks.
The Adult Literacy League provides the necessary training for each volunteer position. VCI's part in this opportunity is to provide volunteers who are 55+ with a (free) comprehensive benefits package (inclusive of accident, personal liability and automobile liability insurance, a life Insurance benefit, free workshops and more) during the hours that you volunteer! Please contact the RSVP Manager over Orange County for more information: 407-298-4180, x 113 / rsvp.orange@vcifl.org .

RSVP, a part of Senior Corps, is America's largest volunteer network for people 55 and over. With more than 300,000 volunteers tackling tough issues in communities nationwide, RSVP shows how you can apply the skills and wisdom you have acquired throughout your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RSVP is federally funded by the Corporation of National and Community Service.

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About Volunteers for Community Impact

Location:

3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."

Description

We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.

Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.

VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Locations will varyOrlando, FL 32806

(28.50858,-81.35644)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 hour a week for a minimum of 6 months.

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