Volunteers

Want to Volunteer?

We are always looking for dedicated, flexible and qualified volunteers. The following are the steps to becoming  a successful volunteer:

  1. To Begin Attend a New Volunteer Information Session to learn more about our opportunities and decide if volunteering with literacy is a good fit for you. Or, if you already feel you have enough information and would like to jump in and get started, attend a pre-service training.  If you would like to volunteer with English language (ESL) learners, attend our ESL Pre-Service Training.  If you are interested in helping adult learners improve their reading, writing or math skills or prepare for the GED, attend our Reading, Writing, Math and GED Pre-Service Training.
  2. Find a Location Choose a volunteer literacy program that fits your interests, skills, location and scheduling needs.  Click on locations to see the location and schedule for each WEST ABE site.
  3. Site Orientation Once you’ve selected a program, contact the volunteer coordinator, Terrisa Fisher to become familiar with the program.  The orientation may include observing a class, meeting staff and volunteers, and learning about their curricula.
  4. Begin Volunteering We provide useful resources to help you in your work, including access to our library, weekly tutor tips, and a monthly tutor e-newsletter.
  5. Continue Learning Take advantage of the free, frequent Tutor In-Service Workshops on a variety of topics.

For more information on becoming an Adult English Learner volunteer, please click here.

For more information on becoming a GED, Math, and Basic Education volunteer, please click here.

 

Volunteer Orientation

Monday, October 9

Plymouth 6-8 pm

Interfaith Outreach 1605 County Rd. 101 N Plymouth, MN

Wednesday, October 11

Buffalo 6-8 pm

Saturday, October 14

Buffalo 9 am – 4 pm

Thursday, October 19

Buffalo 6 – 9 pm

Buffalo Discovery Center 214 1st Avenue NE Buffalo MN