Aquinas Literacy Center relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission of offering individualized instruction in the English language.
We welcome volunteers with the following skills:
Volunteer English Literacy Tutors
Volunteer English Literacy Tutors offer 90 minutes of weekly instruction to guide learners to greater English-language proficiency. Tutors serve as teachers and mentors to assist learners in advancing in English and achieving their personal and professional life goals. All instruction is in English; knowledge of a second language is not required.
To volunteer as an English Literacy Tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center, you must have the required qualifications:
Roles and Responsibilities of Volunteer English Literacy Tutors:
Time Commitment, Training and Development:
In addition to tutoring 90 minutes per week, Volunteer English Literacy Tutors must take time to prepare for lessons and to complete the required paperwork, which is approximately 30 minutes per week. Tutors are asked to commit to tutoring for at least 4 months. All prospective tutors are required to participate in a 13 hour pre-service training on-site. Tutors are strongly encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities offered 3+ times per year.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
While our greatest need is for Volunteer English Literacy Tutors, we are looking for volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities, either on-going or one-time:
Computer Learning Center
Assist learners with Rosetta Stone
Help learners with resume writing, job applications, or basic computer skills
Distribute recruitment materials
Assist with tutor recruitment efforts
Speak at local organizations/churches about your volunteer experience
Write or edit Aquinas Literacy Center publications
Make telephone calls (English, Spanish, Chinese and French)
Translate documents (English, Spanish, Chinese and French)
Act as front desk receptionist
Assist with fundraising
Assist with mailings
Maintain lending library
Assist program staff with computer-based projects
Decorate bulletin boards
Assist with maintenance issues
Family Literacy Night (November)
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (April)
Student Awards Celebration (June)
Planning a future benefit event
For more information about volunteering at Aquinas Literacy Center, please contact Sabrina Poulin, Volunteer Coordinator, at 773.927.0512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also fill out the form to the right and someone will be in contact with you.