"Not being able to read is like being in prison, because if you can't read, you're not free." -Literacy Program Student
Think of all the things you couldn't do if you didn't possess the gift of literacy : read the warning labels on medicine bottles, interpret traffic signs, fill out a job application, follow a recipe, read to a child.
The LifeWorks Literacy Programs seek tutors to work with our Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) students.
Classes meet M/W or T/TH, and tutors may teach both weekly sessions or opt to "co-tutor" and teach one day per week.
Sessions meet either at our Center in East Austin or at various locations throughout the community.
We offer morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (12:30-2:20), and evening (6:30-8:30) sessions.
Tutors are asked to make a 6 month minimum commitment.
We welcome all volunteers aged 18 and up; the only required skills are motivation, energy, and patience. Because all tutors are provided with an orientation and 12 hours of pre-service training, no prior experience is required. Knowledge of a language other than English is not necessary.
Orientations and trainings are held monthly. Please call 478-READ for upcoming dates. Classes meet M/W or T/TH, and tutors may teach both weekly sessions or opt to "co-tutor" and teach one day per week. Sessions meet at the LifeWorks East Community Center located at 835 Pleasant Valley Rd We offer morning (10am-noon), afternoon (12:30pm-2:30pm), and evening (6:30pm-8:30pm) sessions. Tutors are asked to make a 6 month minimum commitment.