The heart and soul of Blue Ridge Literacy is the dedicated cadre of volunteers who give up their time, energy, and expertise to help adults and families throughout the region to develop English literacy skills. BRL is very fortunate to have the quality and commitment of our hundreds of volunteers, and we continue to offer opportunities for service that really make a difference to others and throughout our community.
Tutor Preference Questionnaire
Please answer all questions honestly. This questionnaire will better help us match you with your new learner.
Tutor Eligibility Statement
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Literacy Tutors work one-to-one with an adult learner in a public place of your choice. BRL will train you to work effectively with your learner for at least six months. Meeting location and times are determined by you as the tutor.
Classroom Teachers work in small- and large- groups with adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners. BRL will train you to work effectively with your group for at least 10 weeks either at BRL or another class location. Class times are determined by BRL.
Must be at least 18 years old
Must commit to 6 months of service as tutor; 10 weeks of service as teacher
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Have no record of conviction for sex offense, theft, larceny, crimes of violence or other offenses that could pose a threat to the safety and/or well-being or a learner
Must have a desire to help someone improve their reading, writing, speaking, and/or listening skills
Must be patient, compassionate, and committed
Must complete Tutor Training
Will commit to at least two hours per week of instructional time
Agree to meet in a public tutoring location
Will notify the learner in advance of planned absences or expectations of delay
Will notify Program Director if learner is not attending regularly or if problems arise
Send monthly reports to Program Director every month
Frequently Asked Questions
Party in Elmwood
5-9pm at Elmwood Park
Thursday June 13
Thursday July 11
Thursday August 22
Wednesday September 23
4:30-10pm on Franklin Road
Friday June 21
Friday August 2
Salsa Noke's Rooftop Party
7:30pm-12am Center In The Square
Friday July 19
Volunteers are needed to sell admission and drink tickets, as well as serving and pouring beverages. Your participation ensures BRL has the resources it needs! Email or sign up below: