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ORGANIZATION: LEAP Literacy for Every Adult Project

  • 117 people are interested
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Make a powerful positive difference in another person’s life. Volunteers are needed to tutor, teach, and mentor adult students. LEAP, the Richmond Public Library’s adult literacy program, provides vital educational services to adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills. The program matches volunteer tutors one-to-one with adult learners. Together the volunteer and the student build a relationship that is based on a shared desire to reach educational goals.

As LEAP serves the community, we recognize that volunteers are one of our most vital and powerful resources. We are currently looking for volunteers to perform a variety of roles including as one-to-one tutors, teaching assistants, and computer coaches. LEAP has both daytime and evening opportunities available. Volunteers must be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma (or equivalent). LEAP asks for a minimum of a 6-month commitment. In addition, successful volunteers are flexible, dedicated, and empathetic to the students.

Volunteering for LEAP is a great way to learn new skills, affect positive change, and have fun.

Please fill out our online application here: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/forms.aspx?FID=167, or send an email to John_Adams@ci.richmond.ca.us to learn about our next orientation.

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About LEAP Literacy for Every Adult Project

Location:

440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 150, Richmond, CA 94804, US

Mission Statement

The Richmond Public Library and LEAP are dedicated to free and equal access to education, independent lifelong learning, and the joys of knowledge for our community. Our goal is for everyone to know how to read in Richmond, California.

Description

LEAP, formed in 1984, is one of the first library literacy programs in the state of California. As a free program sponsored by the Richmond Public Library, LEAP depends on a small dedicated staff and many hard-working volunteers to meet the needs of the residents. LEAP is a program committed to increasing literacy for use in daily life. At LEAP we offer tutoring and small group instruction to insure that all adults can be literate, self-sufficient and welcoming of new ideas and information.
Our programs are GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language and Reading and Math Improvement
We want everyone to pass their GED, get their high school diploma, improve their English or enhance their reading, writing and math skills. We need tutors to supplement our teachers' curriculum, to partner with our students in meeting their GED goals and who have the time and the compassion to team up with our ESL students to augment their classwork.

This August 2022, there will be 30 students graduating with either their GED or high school diploma. This is a major accomplishment for LEAP. To have that many graduates during a pandemic, is a testament to the commitment of our students and the dedication of our teachers and tutors. We are very proud of everyone who has ever graduated from LEAP and are devoted to anyone who walks through our doors or signs in online for classes. Please consider joining LEAP as a volunteer tutor. We really need you.

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CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hour shifts - twice a week
  • Basic knowledge & past tutoring experience a plus

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