Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Salem and Cumberland CountyBridgeton, NJ 08302

About

Learning to read or speak English is at the foundation of self-sufficiency. Literacy Volunteers tutors share the power of reading with adult learners in a private setting, confidentially,and at an individualized pace.

Tutor Training sessions are offered day and evening throughout the year in various locations in Salem and Cumberland Counties. Please call (856) 497-6645 to register and be notified of the next training.

Gateway Literacy Volunteers program provides free literacy training to residents of Cumberland and Salem Counties, where economic conditions contribute to some of the highest illiteracy rates in the state. Tutors must complete 15 hours of training, offered in five weekly 3-hour classes, to be certified to tutor Basic Literacy and ESL (English as a Second Language.) Tutors must be over age 18, have a H.S. diploma or the equivalent, and be willing to meet approximately once a week with an adult student. Tutors should be willing to commit to meeting 1.5 to 2 hours per week for one year or until goals are met. Tutoring sessions take place in a private space in a public place, such as the local library, at a time and day that are mutually agreeable to the tutor and learner.

Becoming a Literacy Volunteer can be a very rewarding experience. Empowering someone with the gift of literacy provides the skills needed to build a better tomorrow for both the individual and the community.

CALL (856) 497-6645 or email literacy@gatewaycap.org to register.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week after training
  • Must have h.s. diploma or equivalent
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