Other volunteer opportunities
Become a Volunteer
In addition to one-on-one tutoring, the KLC also offers groups, clubs and specialty classes to meet the needs and interests of students. These are designed to provide more instruction and study time for adult learners in ways that increase motivation and improve literacy gains.
The KLC offers basic computer and typing classes for the adult learners enrolled in basic literacy instruction. The classes are once a week for an hour and follow a proven curriculum.
The KLC offers book clubs for small groups of students who want to read for pleasure, expand their vocabulary and improve their language fluency. Books are picked by the students from a list of grade appropriate books.
This class helps students prepare for the citizenship test and prepare for the social studies test of the GED. The class follows a curriculum. Reading, writing, spelling and comprehension are a central focus of the class.
This group provides support for students who want to be more successful in their academic studies. Students learn how to set goals, how to reduce stress, time management, and test taking strategies among other topics.
The new ExpressWays 2 Success program provides self-paced instruction through PLATO Courseware®. Tutors assist students who are working in computer labs with their instruction. Sessions are typically two hours and offered multiple times throughout the week. Volunteers should be comfortable using a computer and willing to work with multiple learners.
The KLC offers this club for students and tutors to expand vocabulary and spelling in a social setting. This is a great opportunity for those interested in participating in the annual Kalamazoo SCRABBLE® Fest.
- Be able to read and write
- Feel comfortable communicating with students
- Participate in 2 hours of training
- Be available 1-3 hours per week