Volunteer

We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers.

LIFT attracts passionate, dedicated volunteers from various backgrounds including highly skilled professionals, community workers, retired teachers, and homemakers. We ask for a minimum commitment of two hours per week for three months; however, many of our volunteers have been teaching at LIFT for years. Please take a moment to view the various volunteer opportunities below for more information.

All of LIFT’s Adult Literacy, High School Equivalency Preparation and English Language classes are led by trained volunteer teachers. Most classes meet twice a week, two hours per class. Volunteers are asked to commit to two hours per week for 12-14 weeks.  Teaching opportunities include reading, English language acquisition, general language arts, math, and other subjects (science, geography, civics, etc.)
For those who wish to assist in classes, there are opportunities throughout our programs. Assisting in a class offers greater flexibility and allows for substitute teaching as desired.
Study hall and computer lab times are available to students. These volunteers offer individualized support to students during scheduled sessions. Students may use this time to complete homework assignments or request help with specific lessons.
These volunteers provide valuable assistance to LIFT learners and staff by taking phone messages, making phone calls, assembling classroom materials, filing, and assisting with social media, graphic design, etc.
Help us spread the word about LIFT and literacy in our community. Join LIFT staff for speaking opportunities, event coordination, awareness-building initiatives, and fundraising.
Over the last 50 years, the diverse knowledge and expertise of our volunteers has allowed LIFT to impact the lives of countless people. Let us know your area of expertise and how you would like to use your skills. LIFT appreciates the volunteers who serve as mentors and career coaches.

The steps to becoming a volunteer include

1) Watch the “Welcome to LIFT” volunteer information Power Point to help you decide on a volunteer opportunity: Welcome to LIFT.

2) If undecided about volunteer type, program, level, or location, or to schedule a class visit or introduction to LIFT session. Contact us for additional information – volunteer@lift-texas.org.

3) Complete the volunteer application Volunteer Application 2018.

4) You will receive a response email once your application has processed.  Please contact LIFT if you have not received a response in a timely manner.  The next step is the volunteer background process, which will be addressed in the response email.

5) Lastly, attend specialized training for the specific volunteer opportunity arranged through the director of your chosen program.