• 120 people are interested
 

Literacy Volunteer: Help Adults Work on Reading, Writing, and Foundational Math Skills

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ORGANIZATION: Brooklyn Public Library New Lots Adult Learning Center

  • 120 people are interested

BPL Literacy Volunteers are a crucial part of providing adult literacy services to our patrons. We look for tutors who are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge with adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills, and learn how to use library resources and technology to their advantage.

You will be assisted in tutoring as needed, so previous teaching experience is NOT required.

Requirements
  • A strong commitment to helping people learn to read and write
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Ability to use computer technology a plus
  • Experience is not required-we train all our volunteers
Responsibilities
  • Facilitation: Lead a small group of adults learning to read and write at one of the five Learning Centers for Adults. This includes general administrative duties, such as recording attendance.
  • Planning: Collaborative goal setting & planning with adult learners reading below the fifth grade level, utilizing the instructional methods and materials, provided by the Literacy Program that are appropriate for adults and necessary for twenty-first century learning: books, periodicals, technology, special programs, etc.
  • Engagement: Lead adult learners in learning activities - reading, writing, and critical thinking - related to their learning and life goals.

https://www.bklynlibrary.org/support/volunteer/literacy-volunteer

3 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
    MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM EST
    Saturday
  • evening / 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM EST
    TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Brooklyn Public Library New Lots Adult Learning Center

Location:

665 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207, US

Mission Statement

Mission. It is the mission of Brooklyn Public Library to ensure the preservation and transmission of society's knowledge, history and culture, and to provide the people of Brooklyn with free and open access to information for education, recreation and reference. Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Centers provide free innovative educational programs for adult learners and speakers of other languages. Through books, technology and interactive classroom instruction taught by professional and friendly instructors and tutors, adults build the skills needed to meet their personal, educational and employment goals.

Description

Groups and classes are for participants 17 years and older who are functioning below the high school level. Emphasis is on reading, writing, and HSE preparation. All programs and classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.

What we do
  • Basic Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Assist with obtaining your high school equivalency diploma (HSE)
  • Citizenship Prep
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Educational workshops

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Seniors
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

665 New Lots AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11207

(40.66512,-73.88615)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours each week (2 two hour shifts) + optional prep time

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