Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults
A Nonprofit Adult Literacy and Education Center
The mission of VITA is to provide adult learners with literacy and other academic skills necessary to successfully pursue educational, vocational, and personal goals.
What We Do
Reading and math instruction
HiSET preparation and basic education for adults, offered completely free of charge
ESL Instruction in English vocabulary, grammar, and conversation
One-to-one tutoring that provides personalized attention and support
Morning class schedule
Computer learning programs
Year-round, open enrollment
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.