Everyday Literacy Action relies on volunteers to partner with us to carry out our mission of empowering undereducated adults to reach their highest potential. Volunteers can serve as group tutors, workshop instructors and class assistants.
Each year as we prepare for the Fall semester, we hold a program wide training in the summer to onboard new volunteers interested in serving adult learners. In addition, we hold mini trainings several times a year based on programmatic needs.
Come be a welcoming presence as students return to the classroom by serving as the front desk receptionist! The receptionist is the first person that students and guests interact with when visiting the organization. The front desk receptionist must be able to interact with all students and visitors and assist them with any questions that they may have in regards to the organization. The front desk receptionist is also responsible for the following items:
- Answer incoming calls
- Return all messages
- Schedule new student appointments
- Provide information regarding Literacy Action and its programs to visitors and students
Success Center Tutors
Come help or students reach their goals by serving as a tutor! Success Tutors are there to assist students with their coursework outside of the classroom. Each location is equipped with a “study-hall” for students to access before or after class, complete with computers, practice guides, reading material and manipulatives.
Tutors work one on one with students or work in between several students depending on the attendance in the lab on any given day.
Digital Literacy Volunteers
Help us close the digital divide! Digital Literacy Volunteer Teachers deliver classroom instruction to enhance an adult student’s computer literacy knowledge and skills.
Digital Literacy teachers will create and implement lesson plans that are engaging and incorporate digital learning modules, which will be provided, with a focus on computer skills. Through classroom instruction, teachers will have the opportunity to create a welcoming environment to foster learning, support students and empower students to reach their goals.
Volunteers will be asked to complete attendance logs, participate in professional development opportunities and work cooperatively with classroom assistants.
Partner with an instructor to provide more individual attention and classroom learning to enrolled students. Classroom assistants assist teachers in delivering reading, math and ESOL classes for adult learners.
Classes are leveled and vary from basic reading/math through GED level classes. Volunteers assist teachers by working with small groups of students, providing feedback on assignments, partnering with students who need additional support, and leading short classroom activities. Classes are equipped with textbooks and curriculum; volunteers will not be asked to create lesson plans.
To learn more about our opportunities, read our Frequently Asked Questions.