Volunteer Tutor Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC). If you have not yet read DCLC's Volunteer Information Page, please click here.
In addition to completing all parts of this form to the best of your ability, please also:
(1) read and agree to DCLC's Volunteer Duties.
(2) apply for a PA State Criminal Background Check and provide us with a printout of the results. (The results are considered part of the application; please submit them to DCLC as soon as possible.)
* = Response required
NOTE: Preferred Phone Number Format: 000-000-0000.
** = locations of greatest need (in choices for question #2)
You are applying to be a one-to-one tutor. Are you willing to work in the following special circumstances?
Volunteer Tutors are asked to commit to at least six months of tutoring twice a week. Tutors and students can communicate directly with one another to re-schedule meetings when one of them has an emergency, an appointment, or a planned vacation of up to 3 weeks. If you know of any other circumstances that would prevent you from tutoring for a major block of time in the next six to twelve months, please describe the circumstances below (no character limit).
Briefly describe what interests you about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and any experience or special skills you have that are relevant to this volunteer position (no character limit).
Please select ONE training from EITHER the Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) list. The dates and times of the trainings are listed below each drop-down selection list. All trainings are held at Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC), 2217 Providence Ave., Chester PA 19013.
Here are the specific dates and times of the upcoming Adult Basic Education (ABE) trainings for new volunteers. Volunteers must attend all sessions of a given training.
January 2018 ABE Tutor Training
Saturdays, January 13 and 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
with a follow-up session Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
April 2018 ABE Tutor Training
Tuesdays/Thursdays, April 3, 5, 10, and 12, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmwith a follow-up session Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
September 2018 ABE Tutor Training
Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
with a follow-up session Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
November 2018 ABE Tutor Training
Mondays/Wednesdays, November 5, 7, 12, and 14, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmwith a follow-up session Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Here are the specific dates and times of the upcoming English as a Second Language (ESL) trainings for new volunteers. Volunteers must attend all sessions of a given training.
January 2018 ESL Tutor Training
Saturdays, January 20 and 27, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
with a follow-up session Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
April/May 2018 ESL Tutor Training
Saturday April 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Monday/Wednesday, April 30 and May 2, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
with a follow-up session Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
September 2018 ESL Tutor Training
Saturdays, September 22 and 29, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
with a follow-up session Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
November 2018 ESL Tutor Training
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Monday/Wednesday, November 5 and 7, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
with a follow-up session Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
I hereby give Delaware County Literacy Council permission to use photographs, moving images, and sound recordings of me, as well as written materials about me, in reports and publications describing or promoting the activities of Delaware County Literacy Council. These publications may include, but are not limited to, informational brochures, web sites, videos, and other digital and audio media. Note: DCLC raises awareness about adult literacy and promotes its free literacy programs through print and multimedia publicity. Sharing photographs and individual stories is a powerful way to spread our message.
Please give at least one phone number for your Emergency Contact. Preferred Phone Number Format: 000-000-0000.
By typing my name below and submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete, and I agree to abide by DCLC's Volunteer Duties. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
Thank you for completing this online application. Please be sure to type the letters or words you see in the Security Code box below before pressing the Submit button. You will receive an email confirmation and our Volunteer Recruiter will be in touch with you soon.