Rediscover your own love of learning by helping others to acquire the skills that will change their lives and those of their families, meeting them where they are and adapting lessons to their personal learning styles. There are three basic ways to volunteer one-on-one with adult learners:
Literacy Tutors: Literacy tutors get free training in Adult Basic Education (ABE), in which they develop strategies for helping adults increase their knowledge and work-ready skills. Training helps volunteers to understand the newest version of the GED® and how to use technology to develop supplemental lesson plans. In addition, volunteers acquire the specific skills and resources for tutoring adults learning English as a second language.
Tech Tutors: An innovative service opportunity called Tech Tutors recruits tech-savvy individuals to work with adult learners using computers, tablets and literacy software. The Tech Tutor program–Engagement and Volunteer Services, with additional funding and in-kind support from Drexel University–helps to harness the power of volunteers who already have tech skills by training them to convey them to adult learners.
Mentors: Has a recently earned GED® allowed you to secure a good job? Are you enrolled in college, or have you started a job training program? If you yourself are an adult learning success story, consider becoming a Mentor and encourage another learner. If you complete The Commission’s six-month program, who will be eligible for a $1,500 yearly scholarship to Peirce College.
Learn more about these volunteer opportunities and get started today!
All Commission volunteers may qualify for a tuition discount at Drexel University.