Each semester we have opportunities for volunteer classroom tutors, computer support aides, and more. Our volunteers come from various community service learning programs on campus like IMPACT! and Citizen Scholars. Check out the options below. We’ll train you. You can earn credit too! Our volunteers gain great experience in cross-cultural and intergenerational communication, as well as an understanding of workplace education. Work study possible. Please fill out the volunteer form and join us. Click here to fill out the volunteer form
Our on-campus classes include basic English (ESOL); reading, writing & math literacy; computer skills; leadership; career growth; communication & diversity training, problem-solving, a worker radio show on WMUA and more. The classes are for adult learners and held usually in South College 109 or 115.
Our English (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutors help those who are learning English. Assisted by ESOL instructors, you can tutor either in the classroom, 1-on-1, or a small group of adult learners. Flexible schedules are possible for 1-on-1 sessions, if available.
Qualifications: * Read, speak and write English fairly fluently * Patience, and sensitivity towards different cultures * Dependability and willingness to help others learn
Days/Times: a) ESOL Intermediate: Mo./Wed. 1-3 p.m., b) ESOL Beginning level: Tu./Th., 1-3 p.m. c) ESOL in Dining Commons: Mo./Wed. 1:30-3:30 p.m., and d) possible 1-on-1 tutoring early evening (i.e. 5:30 ish) Minimum Hours per week: 2, Maximum Hours per week: 4
Computer Literacy Tutors:
Our computer literacy tutors help workers gain skills using MS Windows, WORD, EXCEL,Keyboarding skills, UMail and the Web. They help one-on-one while assisting the instructor. Flexible schedules are possible.
Qualifications: Basic knowledge of computers, WORD, Excel (helpful), email (UMail) and the Web * Patience, and sensitivity to diverse workplace culture * Dependability and willingness to help others learn
Days/Times: Intro to MS Office 2010 Pro, Tu. 11-1 p.m.; Intermediate Excel, Th. 11-1p.m., Keyboarding Skills and Shortcuts, [not offered spring 2013) Th. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Minimum Hours per week: 2, Maximum Hours per week: 4
Computer Application Skills Tutors:
Our computer application class tutors help workers gain skills using other computer software such as website design programs (Dreamweaver), online applications like Office on web, Google docs, blogs, and other digital tools (for digital image creation) and more. They help one-on-one while assisting the instructor.. Flexible schedules are also possible.
Qualifications: More in depth knowledge of computers and online apps; Facebook & web site design (Dreamweaver); ADOBE CS software, digital devices or digital image creation/manipulation * Patience, and sensitivity to diverse workplace culture * Dependability and willingness to help others learn
Days/Times: Intro to Facebook!, Th. 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Cloud Computing: Google Docs & Office web apps, Th. 11-1p.m.; Intro to Acrobat X Pro, Tu. 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Intro to Photoshop, W. 1:15-3:15 a.m.; Digital Photography Basics, Th. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Minimum Hours per week: 2, Maximum Hours per week: 4
Computer Support Aides (Work Study possible)
We need computer savvy students to assist tech staff with software problems and anti-virus updates, Facebook and/or website design and maintenance, etc. Very flexible schedule.
Qualifications: Familiarity with Facebook, MS WINDOWS, Office Suite (WORD, Excel, etc.) UMail, IE, Firefox, Chrome, McAfee & other anti-virus software preferred, but not required * Experience with Adobe Suite, Dreamweaver, etc. and related apps a plus
Days/Times: Flexible to fit your schedule.
Special Projects Aides:
College for A Day field trip to Holyoke Community College, March 22, most of day (during spring break). Help organize this once a year trip for those who would like to see what college is like.
Qualifications: * Available before and maybe on March 22 * Basic knowledge of computers and email (UMail) * Patience, and sensitivity to diverse workplace culture * Dependability and willingness to help others learn
Days/Times: March 22, 2013, Friday. 7:45-2 p.m. Minimum Hours per week: flexible.