The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is seeking volunteers interested in adult education, ESOL and related issues to help adults learn English. Teaching and foreign language skills, though beneficial, are not required for those interested in volunteering.
Volunteers would be matched with an adult student registered for an English class through the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and will tutor the student in order to improve their English language skills. All volunteers will be trained.
The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia students represent a broad range of skill levels – from non-English speakers who may or may not be literate in their native language, to native and fluent English speakers looking to improve their reading and writing abilities.
To introduce prospective volunteers to its instructor roles, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia holds an informational volunteer orientation about once per month. Attendees are given a full overview of the organization, a picture of current tutor and teacher and other volunteer needs as well as the commitments and expectations of each position.
Orientations take place at the James Lee Community Center, located at 2855 Annandale Road in Falls Church. The next orientation is Wednesday, July 8, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP for the volunteer orientation, e-mail [email protected] or call 703-237-0866 ext. 116.