Educating Adults in Western Massachusetts since 1984

 

Volunteer Positions

Classroom teaching assistants and tutors work alongside staff instructors to provide one-on-one and small group instruction to our learners.  This is a once-a-week commitment for a minimum of 6 months, or two school semesters.  Training is provided.

Peer tutors are current or former Literacy Project students who work with staff instructors in the classroom. 

Administrative volunteers work in our offices and classrooms, providing assistance to staff with such things as filing, typing, data entry, phone coverage, student outreach, and classroom maintenance. 

Technical support volunteers assist the technology coordinator with such things as computer maintenance and repair, maintaining our website, computer instruction, etc. 

Outreach volunteers work on projects related to community outreach and fundraising.  Examples include:

Fundraising projects, such as helping with the annual appeal, or organizing a book drive or tag sale

Publicity and promotion of the program, such as visiting elected officials to talk about our program, or putting up posters throughout the community

Events, such as helping to put together a coffee house night for students to read their own writing

Emergency Services Application Assistants work at our Ware location to assist town residents in applying for services such as food stamps, fuel assistance, and Salvation Army funds. 

Special projects can be designed based on your skills and interests and our needs, and can be either short or long term.  We can accommodate volunteers who are doing one semester service-learning projects.   Give us a call to discuss your ideas.

For more information, contact Margaret Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator, 413-774-3934, ext. 15, margaret@literacyproject.org