Reading Connections, Inc
Purpose of Position: To work in collaboration with a student’s literacy tutor to provide resources, guidance, and one-on-one support to adult literacy students looking for employment. We serve both native-speakers and English language learners.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week
- Experience working with adults on resume writing, interview skills, job searches, and/or other career tasks
- Interest in working with adult learners at various levels of literacy
- Interest in working with culturally diverse adult learners
- Excellent reading and writing skills-including grammar and spelling
- Patience and flexibility
- Tutoring experience preferred, tutor training provided
Duties: Work with adult literacy students who are unemployed or underemployed and seeking employment. The volunteer will be responsible for supporting students in career exploration activities, job searches, completing applications, preparing for interviews, creating resumes and cover letters, and other career-related activities. All activities completed will need to be tracked and reported to the student’s coordinator and tutor
Levels: Choose to provide one, two or all of the following levels of support.
Level 1: Email set up, resume and cover letter support
Level 2: Level 1 plus career planning, interviewing, skills assessments and job searching support
Level 3: Levels 1 & 2 plus motivation, guidance, career advice, and career-specific literacy tutoring
Location: Remote via Zoom
Skills: Experience in human resources, career counseling, or career placement preferred. Digital skills necessary.
In addition to general career support, volunteer career coaches are also needed with experience in these specific areas:
- Entrepreneurialism / Restaurant business acumen
About Reading Connections, Inc
122 N. Elm Street, Suite 920, Greensboro, NC 27401, US
Our mission is to help adults live more independently by providing basic literacy services, to increase community awareness of adult literacy needs, and to serve as a resource for the provision of basic literacy services.
One-to-One or Small Group TutoringBasic Reading and Writing AssistanceHelp Learning English as a Second LanguageGED or High School Equivalency PreparationAll Reading Connections services are free and confidential. Reading Connections serves all of Guilford County and has offices in Greensboro and High Point.