Parent Organization: Volunteers In Action
Volunteers teach reading and writing skills to immigrant youth in Burlington schools, and help ease their transition into a new community and society. The elementary schools we are currently working with are the Integrated Arts Academy and Edmunds Elementary, which are within walking distance of campus. There are also bus routes available for those who do not enjoy walking quite as much.
You do not need any prior experience teaching English, nor do you need to know a second language to be helpful. Generally the schools set up an itinerary for their students who are not proficient in English, and you (the volunteer) will assist these students in completing their work. This organization encourages all participants to help out knowing that every little bit counts, there is no pressure to over-extend yourself! The minimum commitment is one hour a week.