Volunteer Roles

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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 one year and are supported by the program director throughout their tutoring commitment. Tutors complete an orientation session and 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 at least one year. Learn more about this program.

Adult Literacy Tutor Training Dates: 

  • October 2021. 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 orientation session and 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:

September  14, 21, and 28, and October 5 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (In-person if there is sufficient interest)

October 20, 22, 27, 29  from 10:00 am to 11:30am (Online)

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
 

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 a 16-20 hours 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. Learn more about this program.

Youth Literacy Tutor Training Dates:  

October 11, 12, 13, and 14 (Monday – Thursday) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. In-person, location to be announced.

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. 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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