Come, bring a friend and make a lasting change in a literacy student's life.
There are many rewarding adult literacy volunteer opportunities to choose from. The following are basic descriptions of the most common volunteer opportunities and the training they require. Please note that we use the term "tutor" broadly, and these opportunities can involve one-on-one tutoring, leading a small group, acting as a substitute or directing activities that are ancillary to the classroom, like field trips.
All positions require online and in-person training with CLC staff.
Is volunteering in Collierville inconvenient for you? No problem! We train volunteers and serve adult learners from all around the Midsouth area.
HiSET Tutor: Help adult students prepare for the HiSET exam by tutoring in one or more subjects (math, science, social studies, reading, and writing)
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor: Help students learn English speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Tutor: Help adults become more proficient in basic literacy and numeracy with their goals in mind.
Substitute HiSET/ESL/ABE Tutor: Teach for a volunteer who is out of town or sick. In this crucial role, you'll help programs continue to provide quality instruction when planned or unplanned absences occur.
Navigator: Mentor adults learning English, preparing for the HiSET test, or participating in college or career prep programs in a one-on-one or small group environment.
Learn to Earn Career Tutor: Help students with career awareness testing and participate in the 12-week soft skills training class.
Citizenship Tutor: Help refugees and immigrants learn English, history and civics so they can pass the U.S. Naturalization Test.
Administrative Support Assistant: Help program coordinators with administrative tasks to ensure that every program is running smoothly.
Volunteer Services Assistant: Help program coordinators manage volunteer needs to ensure that volunteers are supported fully.
Learner Intake or Assessment Assistant: Help program coordinators with student registration and follow-up.
Special Events Volunteer: Manage or work with small group programs like field trips and socials for the ESL program, and with large fundraising events.
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Learn to be a Volunteer Literacy Tutor
As a tutor, you choose the programs you would like to work with - basic reading, writing and math; high school diploma preparation; or English as a second language. We'll give you all the training you need. What’s even better is you can set your own schedule. We ask for a minimum of two hours a week; in that time, volunteers make an immediate impact on their student's ability to improve their literacy. Sign-up today to join a monthly tutor training.