Use your Spanish skills to help adults complete their GED

GED volunteer

Support your community by signing up to volunteer at the library.

Spanish-speaking volunteers are always needed to tutor adults completing their GED program. Helping other adults further their education makes an immediate impact both for individuals and the community as a whole.

One Spanish-speaking volunteer, David, has been volunteering at the library for two years. His partner, Luz, started volunteering six months ago.

David said, “We arrived in the United States about three and a half years ago, during Covid quarantine. Luz began receiving help with her English language skills through the library. We wanted to return the assistance and support our community.”

Luz and David tutor adults who are working to complete their GED in Spanish. The time commitment is one weekly session of about 1.5 – 2 hours. Volunteers must sign on for a minimum of 3 months. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma, GED or the equivalent.

Luz has a background in science education, and David has an accounting background. “I’ve always loved school. So both of us love the constant learning experience and what better way of learning and remembering knowledge or research if not by helping others,” says David.

It’s easy to sign up to be a library volunteer. Complete an application form for Rockwood library or a virtual opportunity that offers flexible scheduling. 

“It’s a great way to feel connected to your community and give help to those who have the curiosity of learning,” says David. 

Call 503.577.9984 or email Adult Literacy mcl.adult.literacy@multco.us to get started.