Thank you for contacting Project READ. Project READ (Reading Education for Adult Development) was developed to meet the basic literacy needs of adults in our area who need and request help to improve their skills in reading, math, or English as a second language.
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Help adults in our community to to read, do basic math, or improve their English. Project READ (Reading Education for Adult Development) was developed to meet the basic literacy needs of adults in our area who need and request help to improve their skills in reading, math, or English as a second language.
We need volunteers to assist with activities, crafts, model appropriate beviour, and mentor youth. Hours available for volunteers are between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm and scheduling is flexible within those hours.
One Winter Night is an annual event that provides a powerful opportunity for our community to learn about homelessness, raise awareness for our friends without an address, and experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the coldest part of a Central Illinois Winter.
The Immigration Project provides access to quality legal services in Central and Southern Illinois where there are estimated to be 100,000 immigrants residing. Due to the complexity of immigration law, we have found that access to quality legal services is essential to keeping families united, building strong communities, and protecting victims of crime.
Help an adult learn to read, do basic math and/or improve their English with Project READ. Train to be a tutor for the Illinois State Library's Adult Volunteer Literacy. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or or register to be a tutor at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TxMkewFgLkOm0Z_8SOVp-6bA7z9NZuZMkh5wQEAB2yVUMDZNSkdCTDU5RlZRWVNYWUUySkpOVFBJWC4u
AFS-USA volunteers support high school-aged foreign exchange students during their program year in central Illinois. We are always looking for more interested volunteers to help plan and run the activities and orientations we organize for them during their time here.
Inspire cultural diversity and tolerance within your community. In this role, you’ll help make it possible for more than 2,300 international students from 90 countries to come to the U.S. each year and live with local host families. This life-changing experience for students and families enriches our communities by encouraging diversity and dialogue in a uniquely personal way.
Guide students and families through the international exchange experience while developing your own cross-cultural communication skills. As a key part of the AFS support network, you’ll work directly with international high school students and their U.S. host families to foster a life-changing journey for both parties.