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English Conversation Club Facilitator

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Riverside County Library System Foundation

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Position Title: Adult Literacy Tutor - English Conversation Club Facilitator

Organization: Riverside County Library Systems Literacy Services

Volunteers needed: On an as-needed basis to meet the needs of the program

Position Description:

The Adult Literacy program provides small group (7-10 learners) tutoring to adults in need of improving their basic literacy skills. Basic literacy skills include improving reading, writing, digital, communication and other basic skills as identified by adult learners (students enrolled in our adult literacy program). One such small group session is our English Conversation Club that provides adult learners practice in English-speaking and English-listening with some reading and writing help. Class topics are determined by learner needs, such as types of conversation support needed which may include topics like interviewing for a job, communicating with educators, discussing daily news topics and more. Weekly class topics are expected to respond to these needs. Small group sessions are offered semesterly in fall, spring and summer. Sessions are conducted both virtually and in-person at an RCLS library branch. No educational experience required. Training is provided by RCLS Literacy Services.


Apply Now:http://www.rivlib.net/website/literacy---volunteer-5546

Responsibilities:

  • Provide small group tutoring to approximately 7-10 adult learners to improve conversation and other basic literacy skills in 2-hour weekly sessions for a minimum of one semester
  • Create, implement and document learning materials for each tutoring session
  • Submit monthly reports on time spent, goals worked on, challenges faced, milestones achieved and other pertinent data
  • Maintain frequent and timely contact with RCLS literacy staff regarding learner needs, concerns, questions,...etc.
  • Attend bi-monthly tutor support meetings and continuing tutor development trainings

Qualifications:

  • Proficient English language skills, which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Familiarity and comfortability operating a computer, email, Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs
  • Completion of 6-hour literacy tutor training
  • Able to maintain a minimum six month commitment meeting with adult learners weekly
  • Flexible, dependable, caring, inclusive and culturally-sensitive attitude
  • Experience using Zoom or working in a virtual setting is preferred

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week; 12-16 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months


Provided Training and Support:

New literacy tutor training sessions are scheduled quarterly (January, April, July and October) and as-needed year round to orient volunteer tutors to the Adult Literacy program. Adult literacy tutors meet bi-monthly to develop tutor-identified skills. Adult literacy tutors have access to literacy services staff members who are available for support anytime while volunteering. All learning material is provided by RCLS Literacy Services.


Benefits of Volunteering with RCLS:

  • Gain confidence - Volunteering can help you gain confidence working with others in a professional, supportive setting
  • Make a difference - Volunteering has a real, positive effect in people’s lives
  • Be part of a rich community - Volunteering can help you feel part of the larger community
  • Learn new skills - Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications
  • Take on a new challenge - Volunteering provides the opportunity to challenge yourself by trying something new, achieving personal goals and practicing your skills

Contact Person:

Allyson Jeffredo, Family Literacy Coordinator, at Allyson.Jeffredo@rivlib.net or (951) 840-7901

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About Riverside County Library System Foundation

Location:

Riverside County Library System Foundation, Riverside, CA 92501, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Riverside County Library Systems is to support literacy, access to information and technology through community partnerships, credibility, and positive, caring community interactions.

Description

Literacy/Technology/Education/Job Skill Building
Community Empowerment Sustainability
Books, Media, Programming, Resources

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Wed Sep 08, 2021 - Wed Dec 01, 2021

WHERE

25757 Fairview AvenueHemet, CA 92544

(33.74757,-116.89368)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • English

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tutors can expect about 3-4 hours of work per week for a total of 16 hours/month.
  • Tutors are expected to complete an initial new tutor training and attend periodic tutor check-ins.

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