The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To read the newspaper, understand a medicine label, write a letter, fill out an application, or read to a child - these are examples of common goals set by adult learners. Become a literacy tutor and help adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills or learn English as a Second Language. No previous experience necessary. After completing training, tutors are paired with an adult learner. Pairs typically meet at the local library once or twice a week for an hour to two hours each meeting. The results are positively life-changing for an adult who has struggled. And above and beyond, you’ll likely be amazed at what you learn along the way!
Desire to help someone else
Comfortable reading, writing and speaking in English
Flexible, friendly, patient, optimistic and dependable