Washington Literacy Center is the only professionally trained literacy program in the District of Columbia, but we still rely on our resourceful and dedicated volunteers to support our students through administrative tasks, one-on-one tutoring, and teaching supplemental classes such as Math, Driver’s Knowledge Classes, and Digital Literacy Classes.
Individuals, community groups, and corporate teams volunteering are essential to Washington Literacy Center's daily operations and amplify our community impact.
We are looking for volunteers interested in adult education to fill roles at WLC. All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training, which takes between 2-4 hours. Some positions require a larger time dedication and others are less than a few hours per week. No matter how much time you have to give, there is something you can do to help Washington Literacy Center and our students.
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We are looking for a particularly dedicated volunteer with experience managing and coordinating people to help coordinate our weekly volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will communicate with volunteers to match them with different roles (e.g. administrative tasks, tutoring, class teaching) based on their interest and availability. We expect that this role will take about 5-8 hours per week.
Digital Literacy Instructor
We are looking for someone who can dedicate approximately 4 hours per week for a 12 week period to teaching our Digital Literacy curriculum. We are particularly in need of instructors for our morning class time (11:15AM – 12:15PM) and our evening class time (5:30PM-6:30PM). Our digital literacy curriculum is unique in its focus on using technology as a way of teaching literacy. The ideal volunteer will have ample experience using computers and some experience teaching in the classroom.
We are looking for someone who can dedicate approximately 4 hours per week for a 12 week period to teaching one of our math classes. We are particularly in need of instructors for our morning class time (11:15AM – 12:15PM). Our math classes are divided into three levels of varying intensities to give our students a firm understanding of math for future educational endeavors and how to use math to complete daily tasks.
Driver’s Education Instructor
We are looking for someone who can dedicate approximately 4 hours per week for a 6 week period. We are particularly in need of instructors for our morning class time (11:15AM – 12:15PM). Our curriculum is purely focused on helping students pass the Driver’s Knowledge Test (aka “the written test”) since it poses a unique barrier for adults learning to read.
We need volunteers who can dedicate 1-4 hours per week to tutoring students in 1-on-1 settings. The individualized attention and supplemental instruction our tutors provide is essential to our students’ success. We need tutors for students in all of our classes: morning, afternoon, and evening.
We need volunteers who can dedicate 1-10 hours per week to performing administrative tasks such as answering phones, delivering messages, copying and preparing materials, calling absentee students, and various other tasks as they arise.
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To read is to empower. To empower is to write. To write is to influence. To influence is to change. To change is to live.
- Jane Evershed