Change a Life: Tutor an Adult Who Struggles with Reading and Writing

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Contra Costa County Library - Pleasant Hill

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Project Second Chance Tutoring

Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults who struggle with basic reading and writing. Project Second Chance (PSC), Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program, supplies learning materials, training, and ongoing support to tutors. After orientation and training, tutors are assigned a student. Tutors meet with their student twice a week for 90 min. each time, at a time and public place convenient to both people (typically the local library). Tutors volunteer approximately 4 to 6 hours per week (3 hours tutoring plus variable prep/travel). Mission Statement: Project Second Chance (PSC) provides free, confidential instruction in reading, writing and spelling to English-speaking adults with literacy skills below a 6th grade level. PSC recruits, trains and supports volunteer tutors, who work one-on-one with learners to help them achieve their individual literacy-related goals and empower them in their work and personal lives.

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About Contra Costa County Library - Pleasant Hill

Location:

1750 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, US

Mission Statement

Bringing People and Ideas Together.

Description

The Contra Costa County Library seeks to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. With 27 locations, our libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Contra Costa County LibrariesPleasant Hill, CA 94523

(37.94489,-122.07238)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 min lessons, 2x/wk, plus travel and prep, 1+ yr
  • No teaching experience required, literate. First step is to attend a Tutor Orientation to learn more.

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