Become a Tutor
Tutoring is a wonderful way to make a real difference in the lives of people who want to improve their lives through learning. Tutors meet students for two hours of instruction each week in the library at a time that’s mutually convenient, and scheduling is flexible. Instruction is individualized to reflect the needs, abilities, and goals of each leaner. Lessons may focus on such topics as reading and completing forms, English needed for a job, writing a letter, or reading to a child. As their skills improve, these adult students gain confidence and are able to take on more challenging jobs, become better role models for their children, and more engaged citizens and members of our communities.
The first step in becoming a tutor is to attend an orientation. During this meeting you’ll learn more about the program, what a typical tutoring experience is like, and what you’ll learn in the tutor training. Volunteers don’t have to have prior teaching experience, and it’s not necessary for a volunteer to speak a foreign language to help a student learn to speak or read English.
All volunteers complete 18 hours of training, held in six sessions of three hours each, over a period of three weeks. You will learn about teaching techniques, materials, and lesson planning. Once you’ve completed the training you’ll be matched with a student. We ask that you make a 6-9 month commitment to the program, giving two hours of tutoring and an hour of prep time each week.
Volunteers must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Become a Board Member
Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
One of the best ways to give back and have a voice in your community is by serving on a nonprofit board. Board service empowers you to ensure the health, equity, and stability of the community you serve. Board members who bring diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences add tremendous value to elevating the mission and work of nonprofit organizations.