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Volunteer from home. Become an online Teacher's Assistant with the library's Adult Literacy Program

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ORGANIZATION: Los Angeles Public Library

  • 43 people are interested
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Help adults learn to read! Become an adult literacy tutor!

The Los Angeles Public Library offers online reading, writing, and English conversation classes using zoom. Our classes bring in learners from diverse communities around the world!

Reading is a part of our everyday life - from cooking, to driving, to applying for a job. Help someone enrich their life by supporting a class of adult learners on their journey towards literacy!

Your role as a Teacher's Assistant:

-Managing Zoom controls (opening and closing a class, admitting learners from the waiting room, locking class, sharing the screen, creating break-out rooms, monitoring learners and chat, etc.)

-Collecting learner information (email addresses, attendance, suggestions)

- Emailing classwork and homework assignments

-Reading through the lesson plan and being prepared to help

- Leading a small group in a breakout room if necessary

- Proficient in basic email and computer skills. Familiarity with zoom is recommended, but we also offer training

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About Los Angeles Public Library

Location:

630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, US

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.

Description

The Los Angeles Public Library is largest public research institution west of the Mississippi.


With more than 70 branch libraries and Central Library subject departments serving millions of Angelenos on a yearly basis, our programs are supported by thousands of volunteers in a variety of capacities. Whether providing one on one literacy tutoring, cutting out craft supplies for story time activities, helping serve summer lunch at the library, or serving as a Friend of the Library, all volunteers play a role in the work of LAPL.


If you would like to volunteer, but don't see a listing that matches your interests, please contact your local branch or the Volunteer Engagement Office. Opportunities and needs vary by location and fluctuate throughout the year.


Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 14 (with the exception of 11-13-year-olds joining Teen Councils), minimum time commitments are required for most opportunities, adult volunteers working with children will be fingerprinted, and LAPL does not accept court-mandated community service.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Employment
Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy, Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Customer Service
  • Adult Education
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Time Commitment:  1.5 hours a week 3 months -You are welcome to extend your volunteer position after the 3 month period!

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