Our success depends on people like you to serve as volunteers for our literacy services. If you are interested in helping adult learners improve literacy skills in order to improve their lives, two hours a week can make a huge difference! Skyline Literacy is always accepting volunteers!
New Volunteer Orientation
January 9th 2016 9-11 am & January 12th 2016 6-8pm
Tutor ESOL Training
January 16th 2016 9-1pm
Tutor Citizenship Training
January 17th 2016 1-4:30pm
Qualifications and Expectations:
- Must be at least eighteen years of age and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have an interest in educating adults and helping them reach their full potential.
- Volunteer tutors must commit to one full year (one semester for students).
- Tutors must come in at least 2 hours per week.
- Tutors must plan on attending tutor orientation and tutor training.
- There are four training tracks for tutors: ESL, basic literacy, citizenship program, and GED (each training is 4 hours). Find out about each of these specific tracks under our Learners page.
Other Ways to Get Involved with Skyline Literacy
Maybe you are not ready to be a tutor but would like to volunteer your time in other ways. If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit to weekly tutoring, you can:
- One-on-one tutoring
- Small group/class tutoring
- Assist in the office or with special projects
- Provide computer technical support
- Contribute to the quarterly newsletter
- Assist in grant writing and/or research
- Administer language assessments to ESL learners (we provide training)
- Help maintain the Skyline Literacy web site
- Assist as a computer monitor with learners in our computer lab
- Communicate with our ESL learners by phone in Spanish, Kurdish or Russian
- Assist with the annual auction or other events
- Distribute flyers
- Assist with bookkeeping