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Give The Gift of Reading: Become an Adult Literacy Tutor

ADULT LEARNER PROGRAM

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING! 

BECOME AN ADULT LITERACY VOLUNTEER 

 

 


The Queens Library Adult Learner Program has enriched the lives of residents for over 30 years, and is committed to providing adults free programs and services that address the educational needs of the diverse and changing population of Queens. Become an Adult Literacy Tutor or English Conversation Group Leader two to three hours per week. Receive training, supervision, and ongoing support from qualified staff. Placements are within one of the Queens Library Adult Learning sites: Central, Rochdale Village, Long Island City, Peninsula, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights or Community Libraries. 

Literacy Tutor

  • Work with adults whose levels range from non-readers to mid-level to improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
  • Meet with small groups of students for at least three hours a week at a center
  • Plan lessons to connect learning to life using real-life materials such as checks, job applications and product labels
  • Provide sessions that vary in content and technique, utilizing professional support, training and resources
  • Incorporate technology into group activities and projects for students to develop computer literacy skills
  • Participate in additional learning activities and projects

English Conversation Group Leader

  • Help high-beginning to intermediate level English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) practice their speaking and listening skills
  • Meet with groups of up to ten students for at least one ninety-minute conversation session a week 
  • Plan lessons to connect learning to life using everyday materials
  • Provide sessions that vary in content and technique, utilizing professional support, training and resources provided by the library.
Requirements: 
  • Have a high school diploma or higher
  • Adhere to the program philosophy
  • Attend all required volunteer training
  • Commit at least three months to the program
  • Speak English fluently
  • Have patience, flexibility, and a desire to help

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Individuals, 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check that may
be used when considering volunteers.

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