Volunteer Roles

Sign up online to volunteer or send an email to laura@lit-together.org to learn more about our volunteer roles.

Volunteer RolesAdult Literacy Tutor

Adult Literacy tutors serve adults who have basic or below basic literacy skills. Tutors in this program work with their student two hours each week for at least six months (GED track) or one year (Adult Literacy track) and are supported by the program director throughout their tutoring commitment. Tutors receive 10-12 hours of tutor training. The program director works closely with tutors through individual meetings. Tutors can also connect and learn from one another through Adult Literacy group meetings and in-services. Tutors in this program work with students for two (2) one-hour sessions each week. Adult Literacy tutors commit to working with their students for six months (GED track) or one year (Adult Literacy track). Learn more about this program.

This program needs GED tutors asap.  The highest-demand GED subjects at the moment are Math and Language Arts. Please get in touch with Rebecca Massey for more information: rebecca@lit-together.org, 828-254-3442, Ext. #202.
 
Adult Literacy Tutor Training Dates: TBD.
 
 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutor

 
ESOL tutors serve immigrant adults who want to learn English and/or prepare for the US Naturalization Exam. These students come to Literacy Together with a variety of literacy and English language skill levels. Tutors in this program work with their students two hours each week for at least one year and are supported by the program director throughout their tutoring commitment. Tutors complete an 8-hour training (both of which are currently conducted online) before being matched with students. They then receive follow-up support and the option to attend in-service workshops throughout their tutoring commitment. Tutors in this program can work with students for one (1) two-hour session each week or two (2) one-hour sessions each week, and tutoring sessions may take place online or in person. Tutors who wish to teach online do not have to reside locally. ESOL tutors commit to working with their students for at least one year. Learn more about this program.

ESOL Tutor Training Dates:

Self-paced option: watch recordings of previous live training sessions on Zoom, complete classwork and homework independently, and meet with ESOL Director afterward for review/debrief.
May 18, 20, 25, 27 from 10am- noon (Online)
June 15, 17, 22, and 24 from 10am- noon (Online)
 

Youth Literacy Tutor

Youth Literacy tutors work with children from low-income families who read, write, and/or spell below grade level. Tutors in this program complete an initial orientation and 16-20 hours of training, which includes some pre-course work and/or homework ( short articles to read, short videos to watch). They then receive follow-up support and the option to attend in-service training throughout their tutoring commitment.

Tutors in this program work with their students twice per week for 50 minutes each session. Youth Literacy tutors commit to working with their students for at least one school year. Literacy Together has identified two afterschool programs to work with their students:  YTL (Youth Transformed for Life) in the North Asheville area (on Merrimon Avenue), and Christine W. Avery students in the Montford area. Tutors in this program work in person. Learn more about this program

Youth Literacy Tutor Training Dates: TBD.

Read these Youth Literacy Program success stories

Other Ways to Volunteer

We have short-term volunteer opportunities for those who cannot make the commitment to become a tutor and for tutors who want to get more involved. Volunteers can help at our annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction and with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We also occasionally need office, graphic design, or IT assistance. Please contact laura@lit-together.org, thanks!

Volunteer opportunities in Asheville | Tutoring | Literacy | Adult Literacy | Youth Literacy | English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

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