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How Our Program Works

Our program matches community volunteers with individual students in order to provide one-to-one instruction.


Volunteers are needed in the areas of adult literacy, English as a Second/Other Language, high school equivalency test prep (math, social studies, science, reading, and writing), and career readiness. Whatever your interests or strengths, we likely have a student who needs your specific help!

VITA will provide both the training and the materials needed. Sites to meet with your student are available throughout the community, as well as at our offices.



We ask for a 4-hour a week commitment; tutors generally meet with their respective student twice weekly for 2-hour sessions, certain holidays excepted. In order to tutor for VITA, you must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Complete our tutor training workshop

  • Able to volunteer 4 hours a week

  • Submit monthly reports on student's progress

Please note that you do not need any prior teaching experience, but you do need to be patient and sensitive to cultural differences.

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