Anyone who speaks, reads, and writes English well can make a difference in the lives of adults learning English as a second language with the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties. By teaching English, you improve an increase an individual’s capacity to participate in the community, increase their earning potential, and improve the quality of life for their self and their family. Volunteering your time keeps these classes free and available for motivated adults. Tutors often form unique and meaningful relationships with their students and increase their own appreciation for the English language and the language learning process.
You do not need to speak another language or have teaching experience. The three most important requirements include:
Speak, read, and write English well
18 years of age or older
Commit to tutoring a 1.5-hour class twice a week for four months
Ongoing support as needed
We will create a class for you of 1-6 students of the same English level depending on your availability. Classes run for a minimum of 40 hours (4 months), and currently take place online through video or in person. While we love our local volunteers, we welcome online tutors from anywhere in the country!
Visit our website to learn more and apply to volunteer: www.literacycouncilcd.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties
508 S. Chelan Ave., Bldg. B, Wenatchee, WA 98801, US
The mission of the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties is to actively promote literacy awareness in our community and provide direct tutoring instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and life skills to motivated adult learners in Chelan and Douglas Counties.
The Literacy Council provides English as a second language and basic literacy instruction to adults in Chelan and Douglas counties. We train volunteer tutors to teach small classes of up to six students for a minimum of 15 weeks. Classes meet at the Wenatchee Community Center, other locations in surrounding communities, or online. Our aim is to help students reach self-defined goals related to learning English.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 17, 2020
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
5 hours/week (3 hours tutoring, 2 hours preparing on average)
Speak, read, and write English well. For tutoring online, access to reliable internet and a video-based platform (such as Zoom).