Adult Literacy Tutor (ESL and Citizenship)
Vietnamese Association of Illinois
VAI operates an Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) program in Uptown, Chicago and Carol Stream, DuPage County to help community members who want to improve their English and to prepare for their citizenship interview. Committed volunteer teachers and tutors deliver English and Civics lessons in small groups or in 1-on-1 sessions. The agency provides materials, access to a library, and 12 hours of (required) training through Literacy Works. The training imparts necessary knowledge related to the naturalization process, including the citizenship interview.
This opportunity is great for individuals seeking ESL teaching experience with support, in a vibrant community. The program runs seven days a week. The agency will work with volunteers' schedules but has a particular need for instructors Monday through Friday in two hour time slots.
In light of COVID-19, the program is operating remotely. This is subject to change and we will keep volunteers fully informed as the situation evolves.
It's a wonderful feeling to be a part of someone's path to citizenship or to being competent at communicating in English.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Vietnamese Association of Illinois
5110 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, US
Our Mission is to strengthen and perpetuate the unity and solidarity of the Vietnamese residing in the state of Illinois; to generate and implement the mutual assistance spirit among the Vietnamese ethnic group members.; to promote, support and develop cultural, social and educational programs to serve people in Illinois; and to foster the development and strength of various Vietnamese organizations in the state of Illinois.
VAI serves refugees and immigrants of any and all ethnicity. We are located in Uptown, an incredibly diverse region of the city. We offer a plethora of resources and services to our community. These include:
- Adult Education Classes (ESL/EL Civics/Citizenship/Computers)
- After school and Summer Youth program
- Homemaker care for the elderly
- Employment obtainment and training
- Citizenship obtainment counseling
- Refugee and immigrant rights advocacy and assistance
- Translation services (Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic)