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Helping People, Changing Lives

Categories: Adult Education & Training Center, News

Volunteer opportunities are open for adults interested in helping other adults improve basic academic skills at YWCA Tri-County Area’s Adult Education and Training Center, located in Pottstown and Norristown.

YW’s Education and Training Center helps adult learners improve skills in math and reading and earn a high school diploma. Non-native English speakers improve their ability to read, write, speak, and listen in English.

Volunteers may choose to tutor students one-on-one or in groups of two or three, or they may choose to work in the classroom assisting the instructor. Minimum requirements are:

  • Classroom assistants must have a high school diploma
  • Tutors must have a four-year degree, or be enrolled in a four-year degree program
  • Volunteers should commit to volunteering three hours a week.

All volunteers receive training and support from classroom instructors. A volunteer training, focusing on helping adults improve their reading comprehension, is scheduled for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Pottstown center. New volunteers are welcome to attend. This session will be the first of monthly volunteer information sessions presented at the Adult Education & Training Center.

YW’s Education and Training Centers are at 724 N. Adams St. in Pottstown, and at 1430 DeKalb St. in Norristown. Classes take place Mondays through Thursdays; classes take place mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Volunteer schedules are flexible based on their availability and student needs.

To volunteer, contact Volunteer Manager Ashley Faison at 610-323-1888, or For information about the Education and Training Center or the scheduled volunteer training, call 610-323-7323.

YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YW is a leader in advocacy for women and girls, works to eliminate racism, and empowers women through quality affordable childcare, adult literacy, and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.