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Citizenship Tutors needed

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Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle

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We are looking for volunteers who want to help immigrants become US citizens. Tutoring is currently done virtually. Training and mentoring will be provided

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About Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle

Location:

P.O. Box 2085, ., Martinsburg, WV 25402, US

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle (LVEP) to train and support community volunteers in the delivery of free, confidential literacy services to individuals who want to improve low-level reading skills and/or learn English as a Second Language, applying philosophies and techniques that are student-centered and geared to the proficiency level, interests, needs and goals of the learner.

Description

For the past 25 y ears, the Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle (LVEP) has provided Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring on a one-to-one or small group basis. These services have been provided free of charge by volunteer tutors who have been trained in accordance to the standards set by Literacy West Virginia and Pro-Literacy America.

Twenty-percent (20%) of the population of in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties) cannot read above the fourth-grade level. Individuals that function at this level are unable to understand written directions for medications for themselves or their families and do not possess the skills to manage a checking account or maintain a budget. Low-level readers cannot read to their children or provide homework assistance. Lack of basic literacy skills places the entire family at risk and perpetuates the cycle of dependence.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations in the Eastern PanhandleAll tutoring is done virtually right nowMartinsburg, Charles Town, Berkeley Springs, WV 25438

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • About 2 hours a week

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