Volunteer Roles

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 (which is 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. Tutoring sessions may take place online or in person. This program welcomes volunteers from over the world who are willing to tutor remotely. We now have tutors in Florida, New York, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Texas, the UK, and Germany!

ESOL tutors commit to working with their students for at least one year. Learn more about this program. Sign up to volunteer.

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.
 
October 18, 21, 25, and 28 from 10 am to noon (Online)
November 14, 16, 28, and 30 from 10 am to 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 for at least one school year. Literacy Together has identified two afterschool programs to work with their students:  YTL (Youth Transformed for Life) in North Asheville, and Christine W. Avery students in Montford. Tutors in this program work in person. Learn more about this program. Sign up online to volunteer.

Youth Literacy Tutor Training Dates: 

TBD.

Youth Literacy Program success stories

Adult 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).

Tutors who want to volunteer with this program must live in the Asheville area; they can work remotely or in person. Learn more about this program. Sign up online to volunteer.
 
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.
 

Other Ways to Volunteer

We have short-term volunteer opportunities for those who cannot commit to becoming a tutor and for tutors who want to get involved. Volunteers can help at our Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We also need office, graphic design, and IT assistance. Please send an email to volunteers@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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