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Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning Program





The Volunteer is part of a professional collaborative team committed to empowering adult learners to achieve their goals through academic achievement.



Volunteer/tutors provide academic support and supplementary instruction to adult learners enrolled in ABE/HiSET, ESOL or computer classes to ensure student's educational success. The minimum time

commitment expected from all volunteers is 2 hours per week of direct service over the course of at least nine months (equaling approximately 75 hours of direct service).



  • Provide supportive and goal-oriented tutorial and academic support services to small groups of students, or assist teachers in class to customize instruction to each student’s needs.

  • Coach and encourage students to explore and work towards the next steps.

  • Participate in comprehensive training including initial volunteer orientation, 15-hour training program, workshops, and class observations.

  • Participate in periodic in-service and external training opportunities and idea-sharing meetings.

  • Collaborate with Teachers to align tutoring materials and content with classroom lessons and student goals.

  • Assist in significantly increasing an adult student’s learning, advancement, and educational success.

  • As part of a team, communicate with students, teacher and Volunteer Coordinator about student needs, learning styles, instructional content, best approaches, and any problems.

  • Communicate with Volunteer Coordinator and teachers regarding student's needs and progress.

  • Constructively participate in volunteer meetings, workshops, and team-based projects to promote instructional excellence and to ensure performance goals are met.



B.A. /B.S., preferred and/or experience in Education, Human Services, or related field preferred, as well as cross-cultural experience. Ability to work within a hybrid educational environment. A strong commitment to learner-centered, achievement-oriented adult education, a respect for the many experiences and skills that ALP students bring to their studies, and a desire to help encourage, enhance, and build upon these skills. Excellent communication skills - ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must pass CORI/SORI background check.



  • Periodic in-service training and idea-sharing meetings.

  • Continuous assistance, supervision, and support from the Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Individual mailbox to facilitate communication.

  • Quarterly newsletter for Volunteers at ALP.

  • Free access to tutoring materials and information about job opportunities, conferences, workshops, etc. in adult education.

  • Membership to Jamaica Plain Community Centers, with access to a gym, pool, computer lab, yoga classes, and other opportunities.

  • Participation in a vibrant international educational community.



Reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Please send inquiries to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


JPCC is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds

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