Adult Literacy Program
Objective: Teach reading and writing to adults who lack basic literacy skills
Size: One-on-one tutoring or small group classes
Frequency: 1.5-2 hrs twice per week
Schedule: Based on availability Mon-Thurs (9am-12pm & 4:30-8:30pm); group class schedules are set by instructors
Location: One-on-one pairs usually meet at Lakewood or area libraries. Group classes meet at Lakewood.
Beginner (0-4th GLE) – Wilson
Reading System – structured,
Intermediate (4-8th GLE) - STAR
Evidence Based Reading
Advanced (8+) - GED-approved
textbooks and supplemental
material (e.g., McGraw Hill Pre-
GED and GED series)
Needs: Volunteers are needed to tutor one-on-one with beginner and intermediate level readers. Volunteers for advanced students (GED or project-based) are needed on a case by case basis.
Objective: Teach English Language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to adults who are non-native English speakers and/or recent immigrants
Size: Class size varies (4-15)
Schedule: Teach once per week for 2 hours; M-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Most classes meet at Lakewood or local Library branches (Main, South Regional, East Regional).
Curriculum: Beginner, intermediate, & advanced classes that focus on survival skills and/or job-related vocabulary and skills
Language: We work primarily with Spanish-speakers, but it is not necessary to speak another language besides English
Needs: Two tutors/instructors per class using a team-teaching model; we also need substitute tutors to fill in for regular tutors
Early Childhood Education & Family Literacy
Schedule: M-W, 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Family Center of Northern Durham
Needs: Volunteers are needed to work with children in the bilingual preschool and to help facilitate family literacy activities.
Literacy Level Class
Schedule: Assist lead teacher at least once a week; M-Th 10am-12pm
Spanish-speaking tutors needed to support adult ESOL students who have little formal education and may not be literate in Spanish. Help students master some basic oral skills in English and some basic literacy skills in Spanish.
Objective: Teach youth
(ages 16-18) who are out-of
school, the subjects and test
taking strategies needed to
earn a GED
Size: One-on-one tutoring
Schedule: Mon-Thurs from 9am-2pm.
Frequency: Volunteer at least once per week for 2 hours
Location: Emily K. Center (Chapel Hill St)
Curricula: McGraw Hill Pre-GED and GED series plus online GED and college/career planning resources
Training: Individual training
Needs: Volunteers are needed to tutor one-on-one in GED subject areas: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science
Greet visitors, make sure they sign in, and provide information and guidance as needed
Computer Literacy Class Assistants:
Assist AL and ESOL students in evening computer classes
Computer Lab Monitors/Assistants:
Assist students in our public computer labs, which are open 9am to 12pm and 4:30pm to 8:30pm (flexible)
Board & Committees:
Join our board or a committee that focuses on areas such as Fundraising, Teaching + Learning, Resource Development, Technology, etc.