Volunteer Literacy Program
Volunteer Tutors Wanted
Volunteer to help adults improve their reading, writing and math skills
- Work with immigrant or native English speakers (ESL or GED students)
- Help students with English (ESL) or reading, writing, science, or math (GED)
- Commit to two hours per week for three months
- Receive training and support for your work helping students
- Make a difference for your community
New Opportunity: Reading Tutors Wanted
We need more reading tutors for adults in our ESL, GED, and Basic Education programs.
Call 425.640.1032 for more information.
The Edmonds Community College Volunteer Literacy Program was established in 2007 with a grant from The Verizon Foundation. The program helps adults in Snohomish County improve their English and math skills. Community volunteers usually commit two hours per week for three months to work with adults taking ESL and/or GED classes at the college. These classes prepare individuals for certificate programs, college-level classes, and better paying, in-demand jobs in our community. In return, the volunteers receive training and support and make a difference in the community.
Edmonds Community College’s adult literacy programs serve more than 2,200 students in English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation, and I-BEST classes. The programs support adults who are motivated to improve their skills so that they can gain the qualifications and experience necessary to continue their education and obtain higher-paying jobs.
The 2,200 students served by adult literacy programs at Edmonds CC annually:
- Come from 47 countries of origin
- Range in age from 18 to 82
- Are 60 percent female and 40 percent male
- Have varied levels of prior education from very limited educational backgrounds to Ph.D. degrees
- Tend to be employed and have family responsibilities
- Are served by 40 instructors and more than 50 to 60 volunteers