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Mission Statement

Vision Literacy Volunteers Needed for Adult Students. Adult Education Works! BEACON for Adult Literacy, an award-winning literacy organization, is recruiting adult volunteers to become ESL teachers in the Manassas area. Volunteer are needed to provide small group instruction in English as a Second Language (ESOL). No second language or teaching experience is required. Free professional level training is provided. Standardized curriculums and textbooks are used. The curriculum is user friendly and makes teaching easy and fun! Learn more about becoming a trained literacy volunteer and being a part of our award-winning team to help make a difference in your community. Call today at (703) 368-7491 to hear more about this exciting and rewarding opportunity!


BEACON is a low-cost program for adults which offers literacy instruction in the areas of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Pre-GED preparation (high school equivalency), and citizenship preparation. Our students come from all over the world. Trained volunteers work with individuals and small groups at our partner sites throughout the Manassas area. If you or someone you know would benefit from our services, please call 703-368-7491. Si usted o alguien que conosca se puede benficiar de nuestros servicios, comuniquese al 703-331-5513.


Average Review 10 reviews

Would you recommend BEACON for Adult Literacy?

by Gary J. (December 28, 2020)
BEACON is very supportive of both ESOL students and volunteer teachers. As a result, students learn all aspects of the language and citizenship fundamentals. Some of my advanced students have actually gone on to college (NVCC). I am happy to be associated with this fine organization.
by Meg K. (December 28, 2020)
I started volunteering with BEACON during the pandemic, and they are doing a great job of continuing their mission during difficult times. They are providing remote instruction, and have trained the volunteers on how to keep up ESL classes remotely. I can tell the students are grateful, and dedicated to learning a new language.
by Dominique D. (December 28, 2020)
I have volunteered with Beacon as a ESL teacher since January of 2019. They are very organized, provide boyh required and voluntary training and are able to pivot to during this pandemic to online teaching.
by Venencia V M. (October 30, 2018)
Great team of volunteers and administrators who are dedicated and fantastic to work with who are doing great work!
by Marianne R. from Bristow, VA (January 10, 2011)
BEACON is dedicated to helping adults learn English and learn to read and write in English. Volunteers are trained and are given continued support. The curriculum used is easy to follow and has ideas on how to teach each lesson.