Volunteering with LVBPT
Depending on your schedule and interests, you can volunteer as a weekly tutor
in either our Basic Literacy or ESOL programs. If you prefer a short term
project, we can put you to work as a mentor or office assistant.
Here are the application files:
Assist adult learners to improve their reading, writing and/or English speaking skills.
You will be assigned a small group of students and will be provided background information on them,
as well as appropriate primary learning materials at your students’ levels. The Literacy Coordinator
will facilitate your first meeting and provide ongoing support as needed.
Assignments vary from assisting in established groups to working with an adult learner on a specific goal,
such as studying for citizenship, TOEFL, driver’s license or GED exam, resume writing, computer basics, etc.
The Literacy Coordinator will provide ongoing support.
Make copies; prepare training materials; assist students in computer lab; design flyers for upcoming events;
create quarterly newsletter; assist with fundraising events.
All volunteers must complete the volunteer application form and provide at least two references. Tutors and mentors
are required to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and read, write and speak English.
As a tutor or mentor you are required to volunteer at least two hours per week with your students.
Upcoming Orientation and Tutor Training Dates
Our next orientation/information sessions are on: Wednesday July 26, 2017, Aug 23, 2017, and Sep 13, 2017, starting at noon at the Main Library (925 Broad St, Bridgeport) 3rd floor community room.
Tutor training: Starting in September, dates TBA
Download our orientation flyer here: Orientation flyer July 2017.
Download our spring newsletter here: Spring Newsletter 2017.