Expand Horizons in South L.A. - Help adults learn how to read!
12 people are interested
Did you know that nearly 1 million adults in Los Angeles face literacy or language barriers?
The library needs YOU to help us close this gap in South L.A. neighborhoods.
Our web-based Reading Horizons program empowers adult learners with a simple, streamlined approach for learning how to read in English including phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Volunteers will not only help adults navigate through coursework, but will provide supplemental instructional support. We will provide all of training you'll need to be effective, even if you've never been a tutor or teacher.
Join us to share your love of reading and:
-- Learn new skills!
-- Meet great people from different cultures and places.
-- Face challenges and learn how to overcome them.
-- Develop (or grow!) a passion for learning and teaching others.
-- Create real and meaningful change in your own community.
-- Gain great experience that can be applied in multiple job fields.
Volunteers are fundamental to the success of library literacy services. Without people like you we can't partner with adults to overcome literacy barriers and close skill gaps to create opportunity for individuals, their families, and the communities of Los Angeles.
Won't you join us?
No teaching background is required. All volunteer tutors receive free training and materials. We ask for 2 to 3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.
We'll work with your schedule.
Los Angeles (City) Public LibraryWatts Branch10205 Compton AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90002
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Reading / Writing
- Critical Thinking
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours plus preparation one day per week, 2 month commitment
- Reading Horizons online training course and the Los Angeles Public Library online tutor training. Must be minimum 18 + years. All Adult Literacy volunteers must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.