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ORGANIZATION: Reading Connections, Inc

  • 10 people are interested
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This summer, Reading Connections is seeking 100 volunteers in 100 days to help cultivate literacy in our community. Sign-up and get trained by August 27th!

Position:
Remote Career Coach

Purpose:
Provide resources, guidance, and one-on-one support to adult literacy students looking for employment.

General Description: We are seeking dedicated volunteers to work in collaboration with our literacy tutors to provide resources, guidance, and one-on-one support to adult literacy students looking for employment. Did you know that over 70,000 adults in Guilford County struggle with basic literacy skills? Literacy is a fundamental skill that affects all areas of a person's life. Not being able to read and/or write in English hinders one's ability to get a job, thrive in a career, seek proper healthcare, and engage with their community. Reading Connections exists to support these individuals in reaching their literacy goals. We can’t do it without dedicated volunteers who work with students one-on-one and in small groups to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, technology, and employability skills. Volunteering as a Career Coach with Reading Connections is a great way to effect real change in your community and have a lasting impact on someone's life.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week, with a 6-month commitment

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Reliable
  • Tutoring or mentoring 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.

Provides all or some of the following types of support:
- Email set up, resume and cover letter support
- Career planning, interviewing, skills assessments, and job searching support
- Motivation, guidance, career advice, and career-specific literacy tutoring

Location: Remote via Zoom

Skills: Experience in human resources, career counseling, or career placement is a plus, but not necessary

If you're interested in making a life-long impact on adults seeking literacy instruction, this is the opportunity for you! Please email us at info@readingconnections.org for more information.

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About Reading Connections, Inc

Location:

122 N. Elm Street, Suite 920, Greensboro, NC 27401, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

  • One-to-One or Small Group Tutoring
  • Basic Reading and Writing Assistance
  • Help Learning English as a Second Language
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
All Reading Connections services are free and confidential. Reading Connections serves all of Guilford County and has offices in Greensboro and High Point.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Employment
Community, Education & Literacy, Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Career Counseling / Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week for 6 months
  • Digital skills necessary; High School diploma or GED

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