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ORGANIZATION: San Leandro Public Library - San Leandro Public Main Library

  • 36 people are interested
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PROJECT LITERACY, THE SAN LEANDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S FREE ADULT LITERACY AND ESL PROGRAM, SEEKS NEW VOLUNTEER TUTORS

Over 20% of people in our community lack the English literacy skills needed to complete daily tasks, and another 22% speak English "less than very well." You can help! After your training, you will be matched with an adult who wants to improve their reading/writing or their English language skills. You will work one-on-one with your learner for two hours a week in person at the library or online.

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience is not necessary. We are looking for individuals who show empathy, respect, and patience for others in the learning process. We will provide you with training and support! We also need help with outreach, clerical tasks, and other support services.

Project Literacy tutors must:

  • Live in Alameda County
  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to speak, read, and write English well
  • Complete our free tutor orientation and three training workshops
  • Tutor a minimum of 2 hours per week for a period of at least 6 months
  • Spend necessary time on lesson preparation and reporting
  • Pass fingerprinting/Livescan

NEXT STEPS

Project Literacy holds tutor training opportunities several times a year. Training consists of a self-paced online orientation and three in-person workshops.

The next in-person training is scheduled for fall:

September 18, September 25, and October 2 from 6:00-7:30 PM

To receive the self-paced orientation and to be added to the mailing list for future trainings, please email projectliteracy@sanleandro.org or call 510-577-3944.

Become a volunteer tutor and give the gift of literacy to an adult in your community!

More opportunities with San Leandro Public Library - San Leandro Public Main Library

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About San Leandro Public Library - San Leandro Public Main Library

Location:

300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Leandro & surrounding East Bay citiesSan Leandro Public LibrarySan Leandro, CA 94577

(37.72584,-122.15379)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for a duration of at least 6 months or more.
  • We are looking for individuals who show empathy, respect, and patience for others in the learning process.

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