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Volunteer Needs Right Now

volunteerBefore beginning as a volunteer at Literacy Advance, you'll need to register - if you haven't already done so, you can read the Volunteer FAQs, or request further information about joining our wonderful group of volunteers.

Our current needs (click on any title for details):

 

Admin/Office

Can you help at the Wilcrest front desk?

front desk helpLight duties (answering phones, greeting people as they come in), friendly atmosphere, and training provided.

Spanish speaker preferred, but not necessary - we just want friendly faces and reliable helpers!

Regular shifts needed for busy times:
Mondays 4pm – 8pm
Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm
Wednesdays 1pm – 5pm
Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm
Thursdays 5pm – 8pm
Fridays 8am – 12pm
Saturdays 8am – 3pm

Specific needs (when we have light cover and could use an extra hand):
Saturday, May 19, 8am - 3pm
Friday, May 31, 8am - 3pm

If you can spend even a couple of hours a week with us, we’ll pour you a fresh cup of coffee! Please contact us if you can help, at 713.266.8777 or volunteer@literacyadvance.org.

 

Admin/Office/Call-in Day

Can you help new students sign up for appointments?

Most months, our Wilcrest office has a New Student Call-in Day, where we help prospective students make ESL registration appointments by phone. 

The next call-in day is Friday, May 25, and we could use your help answering phones from 8am - 12pm! Spanish speakers are helpful, but not necessary.


If you can help, start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager. 

Admin/Office/Student Help

Can you lead Student Registration sessions?

Our Student Registration sessions are crucial first steps for any new adult student wishing to take free classes at Literacy Advance. In a 2-hour session, new students fill out basic paperwork, learn about Literacy Advance, and take a short placement test (CASAS appraisal) to help us work out their literacy level and place them in the correct class.

Our Student Registration sessions are updated! We've improved our PowerPoint presentation, which adds the crucial visual element to our students who struggle with English, and we've simplified our paperwork. We're also adding to our bank of translated documents and now have multiple languages available, allowing students to take home a summary of the most important information in their choice of language.

And we're looking for new leaders! Can you spare a few hours to help new students come aboard? Training is provided, and staff are always close by to help if there are questions. We hold multiple New Student Registration sessions per month, but how often you get involved is entirely up to you.

Upcoming dates (all at Wilcrest) where we could use your help:

What? ABE Student Registration
When? Friday, June 1, 10 am - 12 pm

What? ESL Student Registration
When? Friday, June 8, 10 am - 12 pm

What? ESL Student Registration
When? Wednesday, June 13, 6 pm - 8 pm

What? ESL Student Registration
When? Friday, June 15, 10 am - 12 pm

What? ESL Student Registration
When? Saturday, June 30, 1 pm - 3 pm

Get in touch if you have questions or would like to get started: volunteer@literacyadvance.org, or 713.266.8777.

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