How Do I Become a Volunteer Tutor?
The process of becoming a Literacy Volunteers tutor is as easy as 1-2-3:
- You must be at least eighteen years of age, be a high school graduate (or higher), and enjoy working with people from all walks of life in a non-judgmental way. We request a minimum of a one year time commitment.
- Apply and Train: Apply to be a tutor HERE and a staff member will contact you. Training is conducted online, at your convenience.
- Tutor: Volunteer tutors working with individual students are asked to tutor weekly for a year. There are also opportunities to tutor in our lab and volunteer in other ways. Contact us to learn more..
How Will Literacy Volunteers Help Me Once I Become a Tutor?
Literacy Volunteers will help you every step of the way as you begin working with a student or an office task, etc. We want to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported at all times.
- We are just a phone call or email away. Our staff is available most days to answer your questions or discuss tutoring issues with you.
- Literacy Volunteers maintains a lending library of useful materials for tutors such as instructional aids and lesson plan ideas.
- The Program Coordinators and Office Manager are available to meet with you personally to discuss your experiences and needs.
- We publish twice-yearly newsletters with literacy updates, stories of tutor and student successes, happenings and events, etc.
- Literacy Volunteers hosts an Annual Tutor/Student Recognition Event to honor the progress and accomplishments of students and volunteers.
- All volunteers can receive tickets at reduced prices for our annual fundraising events.
- Literacy Volunteers never charges for any of our educational services. No student is turned away for financial reasons.
- In addition to Adult Basic Education, we also offer preparation for High School Equivalency (TASC) exams for adults, and English lessons for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
- We provide services in both Broome and Tioga Counties. In Tioga County, we also provide free basic computer literacy classes under the TALL (Tioga Adult Learning Lab) program.
- We are a non-governmental nonprofit agency. We have been active in this community since 1967.