LAMP Literacy Program Volunteers
Our volunteer opportunities include: one-on-one literacy tutor to teach basic reading and writing skills to adults
- Volunteer ESL Instructors to teach various levels of English instruction from Beginning Literacy to Advance English.
- A marketing volunteer to develop literacy awareness campaigns and highlight the library’s literacy programs.
- A teaching assistant to tutor students in the Monterey Park ELLI program.
- Citizenship coaching volunteers to coach students through the interview process.
Duties: The selected members will work in the Literacy for All of Monterey Park (LAMP) office at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. The one-on-one literacy tutor will teach basic reading and writing skills to a maximum of three adult learners in separate one hour and a half sessions for a minimum of once a week. The tutoring sessions are flexible and the hours are set according to the volunteer’s availability which needs to correspond with the library’s hours. The one-on-one literacy tutor must attend a three hour tutor training before beginning his or her assignments.
Volunteer ESL Instructors
Duties: Volunteers who have teaching experience and would like to volunteer time to conduct Basic English instruction in all levels of ESL to immigrant adult learners in classroom setting are welcome. New students interested in becoming teachers can gain knowledge on classroom instruction and lesson planning to Second Language Learners. Teacher practicum training will be provided with continued support from the literacy administrator.
Duties: The marketing volunteer will help advertise and organize library literacy events such as: Family Nights (held every third Tuesdays evening of each month), Read for the Record Day, Reading Events, Tutor Training events, etc. The marketing volunteer should feel comfortable speaking to the public about literacy issues. There may be an opportunity to make presentations to businesses and organizations in the area in order to recruit tutors and highlight LAMP’s literacy services.
Duties: The teaching assistant will work with volunteer instructors to teach art and literacy classes. The volunteer will correct student papers, present lectures on basic grammar, handle ordering or preparing class supplies for each session.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants must be lawful permanent residents of the U.S., who are at least 17 years old with a high school diploma or GED. Desired skills include: Excel, MS Word, Publisher, and Outlook. Some graphic design or web publishing skills are desired but not required. All volunteers should have good communication skills, be self-motivated and be enthusiastic about literacy. We ask for a minimum commitment of six months. Candidates working with children must pass a fingerprint and background check. Schedules are flexible.
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