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Adult Basic Education

Phone: 218-284-3450
Fax: 218-284-3455

Tammy Schatz, ABE Program Manager
Tammy Schatz,
ABE Program Manager
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Volunteers make a difference in the lives of adult learners every day.

Consider being a reading, writing, math or GED tutor to:

  • help English-speaking adults and advanced ESL learners improve, reading, math and writing skills;
  • help adult learners achieve real-life goals such as obtaining a driver’s license, getting a job or reading to their children;
  • assist adult learners with earning their GED or diploma by studying math, science, social studies, writing and reading.

Consider being an English as a second language tutor to:

  • help improve the literacy skills of adults whose native language is not English;
  • help adults learn basic English speaking, reading and writing skills;
  • help non-native English speakers successfully obtain a CNA or CDL license;
  • help refugees and immigrants learn English, history and civics to pass the U.S. Naturalization Test.

Volunteer Basics

  • Volunteers work with small groups of learners (typically 2-5 students per group).
  • Volunteers do not need to speak languages other than English.
  • Training is provided free of charge.
  • Morning, afternoon and evening schedules are available.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Fluency in English
  • Good listening skills
  • Interest in other cultures and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems with creativity
  • Ability to speak at an easy pace and to articulate clearly


  • Meet new people and learn about other cultures
  • Gain personal satisfaction from knowing you made a difference
  • Provide a valuable community service

How to volunteer?

Contact Tammy Schatz, ABE program manager, with our contact form or at 218-284-3460.