Becoming a U.S. citizen is a complicated process, particularly as the USCIS transitions its application process from paper-based to 100% online from January 2020. Help members of our community be successful as they prepare to take their final steps to becoming United States' Citizens. Salinas Public Library is looking for bilingual (Eng./Sp.) Citizenship Support Volunteers who will work in conjunction with our Lead Instructors.
You will assist new participants with the program's intake process, referring them to local organizations for more specialist help where required; conduct mock naturalization interviews, providing feedback on areas of strength and weakness; and help to orient participants in the new, digital aspects of the application process. Experience in tutoring or instruction, and experience of the naturalization process are desirable but all training and support will be provided. The most important skills you can bring to our program are your patience, compassion and the desire to make a very real difference in people's lives.
The Literacy Center at the Salinas Public Library offers a multitude of services for adult learners and their families. We believe that every individual desiring to learn and improve themselves deserves to have the support of someone who cares.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
John Steinbeck Library and Cesar Chavez Library350 Lincoln Avenue615 williams Rd.Salinas, CA93901
October 1, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Orientation or Training
We offer twice weekly classes at Cesar Chavez Library (Tu/Thur 6-8pm). Volunteers may attend one or both days, as desired. We also offer one:one Citizenship tutoring at all branches.