Become part of a vibrant learning community and help a local adult get the education they need to pursue college or a living wage job.
Volunteers join a class at least once a week in classes for adults seeking to learn English (ESOL). Students learn to speak, listen, read and write English.
Volunteers become a valued part of these classes, giving students more support and allowing them to progress faster. They may work one-on-one with a learner, allow the teacher to divide the class in small groups, or work with the whole class to provide practical and moral support.
** A second language is not required for ESOL volunteers, but Spanish speakers are particularly sought **
Volunteers meet weekly with the same class, lead by a professional teacher.
Classes are held weekday mornings and evenings. We will work with you to find a class that suits your schedule, skills and interests.
No formal teaching/tutoring experience, or knowledge of a language other than English is needed - just good communication skills, a desire to help and willingness to learn!
Training is provided. All volunteers complete a free 12 hour training workshop series.
6 month minimum commitment
- Literacy / Reading
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 1/2 - 3 hours once a week
- Interview with Tutor/Mentor Program, complete CORI check, complete 4 training sessions