Blue Ridge Literacy offers training for our volunteers throughout the year. We offer a hybrid training, which incorporates digital training models and face-to-face interaction with BRL's Program Director, as well as a face-to-face training at our offices during the weekend. Depending on your schedule, you can choose the training option that works for you!
Volunteer Teachers work with small- to medium-sized classes of ESOL learners at a variety of locations, including BRL, local schools, and/or churches for two hours per week.
Volunteer Tutors work one-to-one with an adult literacy learner at any public location, including BRL, a public library, or a coffee shop for two hours per week.
Our trainings introduce volunteers to working with adults, teaching in a classroom environment, and working with ESOL learners of different literacy levels. Our mixed-methods approach to training will keep you engaged throughout the session, and you will leave BRL with several different strategies under your belt.