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Volunteer Opportunities

READ/San Diego offers numerous opportunities for volunteer service. Training is provided in each of the following areas:

Adult literacy tutor (provide one-to-one or small group tutoring for adults, 18 years of age and older, in reading, writing, and/or math skills)

Computer lab facilitator (assist volunteer tutors and adult learners in accessing and using instructional software programs and the Internet at READ/San Diego's computer lab at Malcolm X Library)

Assessment counselor (conduct intake interviews and administer placement tests of incoming students, and assess progress of current or departing students)

Office assistant (provide general office assistance in support of READ/San Diego's staff)

Families for Literacy (FFL) program assistant (assist FFL Coordinator with FFL programs at the City Heights/Weingart or Malcolm X Branch Libraries)

Data entry assistant (enter data in READ/San Diego's database, LiteracyPro)

Learning center manager (manage day-to-day operations of neighborhood, recovery or work- place literacy programs and coordinate the tutor/learner matches)

Program assistant (assist Tutor/Learner Coordinators in matching volunteer tutors and adult learners, and conduct follow up)

Library materials processor (assist the staff in making instructional materials available to patrons in a timely manner, by processing new books and audio cassettes, and by tracking circulated materials)

Speakers Bureau (speak publicly on behalf of READ/San Diego)

Graphic designer (assist with the publication of newsletters and other promotional materials)

Member of the Friends of READ/San Diego Literacy Programs (the Friends are a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting READ/San Diego)