Opportunity or Event Name
New Adult Literacy Volunteer Orientation with Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Libraries Adult Literacy 
Opportunity Location
Douglas County Libraries, Philip S Miller Branch Castle Rock
100 S. Wilcox St Castle Rock, CO 80104
About this Opportunity
Volunteers will be...
This volunteer orientation will introduce you to student centered methods for teaching Adult learners. We will also cover library policies and you will receive a hard copy of the Adult Literacy Volunteer handbook. Once volunteers have completed their training and criminal background checks they will be matched with an appropriate student ages 17 and up who needs help with learning English, preparing for the Citizenship test, preparing for the GED, or learning to read and write in order to become self-sufficient. Volunteers always meet their students in a public place. Most often this is one of the Douglas County Libraries. ESL and Basic Literacy tutors and students are asked to commit to meeting for a minimum of one hour per week for a minimum of six months. GED/Citizenship students and tutors are asked to commit to a minimum of three months or until the student is ready to take his or her test.
Ongoing Opportunity?
This opportunity helps our agency by...
Douglas County Libraries is committed to building literacy in our community and to serving all. As a One 2 One volunteer ESL tutor or Practice Your English (PYE) facilitator you provide a vital service in helping English Language Learners gain confidence in their speaking and listening while helping acculturate them to American culture. As a One 2 One volunteer GED tutor, you provide a vital service in helping an adult learner (age 17 or older) achieve success on the GED exam which will allow him or her to apply for college, be eligible for better employment opportunities, and be a role model for his or her family.
Time and length of commitment
We ask that Adult Literacy One to One volunteers commit to a minimum of one hour per week for a minimum of six months. Ideally you wold meet with your student for 1 to 1.5 hours twice per week, however it is not required as many of our students also have limited availability. Practice Your English Volunteers (PYE) may be available seasonally and are asked to volunteer for one or more sessions per month.
Allow court-ordered volunteers?
Minimum age for volunteers
Is training required?
Yes, training is required.
Training and support provided
You are registering for the mandatory three hour orientation where you will be introduced to library policies and some techniques and guidance for working with adult learners. In addition to the initial orientation, you will be invited to attend other optional workshops, and you are encouraged to request consultations and visits throughout your tutoring practice. Additionally, you are welcome to attend workshops by the Colorado Literacy Coalition and are encouraged to use Douglas County Libraries' e-resources and print materials to help you develop your tutoring practice.
Can I register a group/family?
No. This opportunity does not allow groups.
The following information will be required for this opportunity
Background Check (by organization)
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Contact Name
Tiffany Curtin
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