Join our Volunteer Tutor Team at Literacy Volunteers!
As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester you have the opportunity to directly change the lives of our students. Our tutors come from all walks of life, but all share in the desire to help a new citizen or community member learn how to speak, read, and write in English. Our students are primarily adult immigrants and refugees from over 106 countries who wish to improve their English so that they can become contributing members of our society, gain better employment, further their education, become a citizen and strive for economic security.
As a tutor you will be required to complete our, 18 hour training program developed in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts state office, our tutor affiliation. Towards the end of the training, we begin matching each tutor with a waiting student. Careful thought and consideration goes into every match and our staff continues to guide tutors throughout the tutoring process – assisting with lesson plans, providing encouragement, reading materials, and six monthly in-service trainings per year.
Currently we have close to 150 tutors, yet there are another 40-60 students still waiting for a match most months, and waiting for someone like you to help them gain English language skills. Make a difference in someone’s life with the gift of English language skills through conversation, communication and individual instruction.
Please send in your completed application 15 days prior to each Tutor Training for processing. Staff will contact you to confirm receipt and registration for the training.
Next Volunteer Tutor Training Dates (6 sessions/18 hours)
The next Tutor Training is scheduled for the month of October, 2018. The training will be held over six sessions, and will be run from October 1 to October 22, 2018. Session are on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3-6pm. Specific dates are 10/1, 3, 10, 15, 17 and 22nd.
Annual Volunteer Tutor Training schedule:
October, 2018, Mondays/Wednesdays, 3:00-6:00pm, ESL Tutor Training. Tutor Training October 2018 LVGW Flyer
January 2019, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, ESL Tutor Training.
March 2019, Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, ABE Tutor Training (offered 1x per year)
June 2019, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm, ESL Tutor Training
Please download application below and send completed to our general email at email@example.com.
Each year in April, we offer an optional informational orientation to learn more about our ESL and ABE Tutoring.
The last Annual ESL & ABE Tutor Orientation was held on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. We had wonderful interest and attendance with many registering for the full training.
Qualifications to Become a New Tutor
Literacy Volunteers minimum requirements are:
Eighteen years or older and have a high school diploma or higher
An upstanding citizen with a desire to help adult learners with communicative English language education
Complete our initial 18-hour Tutor Training session
Work with a student weekly for 2 hours for a minimum of 9 to 12 months.
To learn more about tutor eligibility, click here
For tutoring resources, please visit our Tutor Resources page