Volunteer Role: LC Chat Facilitator volunteers support students with their English conversation skills in 90 minute online group sessions. Volunteers are given a topic and lesson plan to guide conversation and encourage student participation. Students and Facilitators will log onto a group Zoom call to discuss and interact, then be divided into small breakout groups with a Facilitator so that students they have the same opportunity to practice speaking English. This is a fun and safe way to serve and connect, especially during Covid.
Ability to use Zoom is required, English fluency is required
Who we are: Founded in 1963, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, Maryland is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults in Montgomery County learn to read, write and/or speak English.
What We Do: We train volunteers to tutor one-on-one or with small groups of adult learners who live or work in Montgomery County. ESL students are learning to master English language proficiency, which may include any combination of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and/or writing. Adult Basic Education students are adults who are native and/or fluent English speakers, but may have some difficulties reading and writing. At LCMC, we are mindful of our students busy lives and provide the flexibility and rigor needed for our students to complete their goals.
Montgomery County, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20850, US
Our mission is to advance social and economic equity for under-served adults through academic instruction and workforce development.
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) sustains and grows the social and economic equity of adults in our region through education and workforce training. We teach adults to read, write, and speak English in a vibrant multicultural community where English proficiency is a tool for success.
Through our programs, we are equipping our adult learners with skills for life! We are passionate about helping our students reach their goals; whether that be improving employment opportunities, increasing their education levels, acquiring consumer skills, or increasing their involvement in their children’s education.
At LCMC we are fighting generational poverty and under-education in Montgomery County, and together we can do even more!
Come learn more at our info sessions! They will be held on Zoom:
Thursday, January 28th, 5-6pm Friday, January 29th, 1-2pm Saturday, January 30th, 6-7pm Tuesday, February 2nd, 4-5pm Saturday, February 6th, 11am-12pm Copy Link and Fill out this form to register! https://forms.gle/xxgDzXEEmXvJ8gH4A
Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 22, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Minimum 2 hours a week for 3 months
Comfort leading/supporting a group of non-native English speakers using technology (Zoom)