Prospective Volunteers

Change a Life through Literacy!

Volunteer tutors work with assigned students to teach Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), Basic Computer Skills, or to provide additional assistance in GED preparation.
Volunteers interested in leading a Citizenship Preparation class must first complete a training provided by USCIS.
Once trained and certified by the Literacy Council, all tutors will maintain regular contact with the Program Director and report back with progress, successes, and/or challenges.

Click here to view the Volunteer Tutor Description

Requirements
Strong communication skills, verbal and interpersonal
Patience and compassion
Commitment to the Literacy Council’s mission and students

Onboarding
Three hours of tutor training required
Submit and pass a background check screening (see below)
Submit a completed Volunteer Application and signed Confidentiality Agreement
Follow-up conversation with Program Director to schedule your class: type, level, day, time
Follow-up conversation with Program Director to discuss curriculum and lesson planning for your class
Observe an existing class prior to beginning your own (optional)

Ongoing
Attend at least three professional development in-services throughout the year, including Diversity Training
Maintain a regular schedule of classes, tutoring between 1.5-3 hours each week
Prepare lessons based on core curriculum provided by the Literacy Council
Notify Program Director and/or students of your absences (in advance, when possible
Submit monthly records of tutor and student hours
Maintain regular contact with Program Director, respond to communications in a timely manner
Uphold confidentiality agreementand report any concerns to Program Director or LCFBC Staff

Position Location
Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478


Position Duration
A minimum of one academic semester

If you prefer to lead a class at another location, we still want you on our tutor team!
The onboarding process to be an Outreach Tutor is the same, though scheduling a class may be different. Contact the Literacy Council to learn more!

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Fill out the form below!

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Have you already completed training?
Click here to complete your Volunteer Background Check