Volunteer at Sound Learning (Non-Tutor) in Mason and Thurston County

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ORGANIZATION: Sound Learning

Sound Learning

ORGANIZATION: Sound Learning is a dynamic community-based adult and family education organization offering innovative, quality basic skills (reading, writing, math, other curriculum, GED Prep, HS 21+ diploma & job skills along with basic computer skills) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programs to adult learners and their families in Mason and Thurston Counties. We work with trained community volunteers to provide 1:1, small group, and classroom-based instruction. We are committed to learner-centered education that addresses participants’ goals and priorities, and is based on collaborative model.

POSITION DESCRIPITION: Help with non-tutoring functions at our Downtown Shelton site and possible other locations around the Mason and Thurston County area. These functions could entail fundraising assistance for events, maintenance of the Downtown site, technical assistance, and other tasks when needed.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS OF VOLUNTEER:

  • Sensitive and adaptable to others' differences
  • Experience with computers and use of various software and email
  • Accepting of people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Patience and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects
  • Commitment to bettering lives through education
  • Willingness to learn from others
  • Can speak and rad in other languages other than English
  • No previous teaching experience necessary

COMMITMENT: Hours and schedule are on as needed basis and are flexible.

BENEFITS: Make a difference in the lives of others and participate in a dynamic learning community!

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About Sound Learning

Location:

P. O. Box 2529, 133 W. Railroad Avenue, Shelton, WA 98584, US

Mission Statement

To educate adults so that they are equipped to succeed and contribute in our society. Adopted January 2012 by Sound Learning Board of Directors

Description

Sound Learning provides instruction to adults to improve reading, writing, and math skills; study for a GED;participate in a diploma program; or study English for Speakers of Other Languages. Our low-cost services are provided in Mason and Thurston Counties.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) helping community members build their self-sufficiency and contribute to their local community through work, family life and education, providing services for 281 adults in Mason and Thurston counties during the 2009-2010 program year with over 10,000 hours of instruction time, thanks to our 185 volunteers and many supporters.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

133 West Railroad AvenueShelton, WA 98584

(47.21276,-123.10117)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • As needed for special events and needs

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