Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have time to help others?

Conversation Partners (CP) / daytime
Coordinator: Dee Ann Benson

  • Help international students with English conversation skills
  • Meet 1 hour weekly with 2-3 students
  • Wednesdays or Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Crockett Hall C102
  • Call 972-761-6734 for details

Reading Assistance Program (RAP)
Coordinator: Dara Eason

  • Assist international students with reading English, grammar, pronunciation and comprehension
  • Meet 1 hour weekly with 2-3 students
  • Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Crockett Hall C102
  • Call 972-761-6743 for details

Reading Enhances Academic Development (R.E.A.D.)
Coordinator: Dara Eason

  • Assist students enrolled in Developmental Reading and ESOL Reading classes with comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking and study skills
  • Meet 1 -2 hours weekly, one-on-one
  • Training provided by Learning Center
  • Medina Hall M216
  • Call 972-761-6743 for details

Tutor/Mentor Program
Coordinator: Dara Eason

  • Share knowledge of your favorite subject with Richland students in math, accounting, writing, reading, history, government or science
  • Qualified with degree or life/work experience
  • 1 – 2 hours per week at a scheduled day/time
  • Medina Hall M216
  • Call 972-761-6743 for details

An orientation will precede all of our Volunteer Programs.
Richland students need you and so do we!

Volunteers Say...

"Conversation Partners... a magic telescope through which the students see the U.S. more clearly. As volunteers, we see their lands and peoples in a new light. It is very rewarding and one of the brightest spots at Richland."~Jack Lopez Klein

"It just doesn’t seem fair that this is so much fun." ~Nancy Nelson

"I have an opportunity to "get and give." It is very uplifting to work with students and see their English skills improve. It provides me with new friends from other cultures, whose viewpoints expand my own humanity and help me be a better citizen." ~Ray Richardson

"What excitement it is to listen to a student work to make the transition from his native language to English and understand the effort he’s making. The students' smiles and happy greetings to all in the group are compensation that all teachers can understand and cherish." ~Mary Ryder
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