Community Education

Volunteer Opportunities
Hawthorne Education Center
700 4th Avenue SE
Rochester MN 55904

Kim Fanning, Volunteer Coordinator
For information call (507) 328-4445
or email us:


It's simple. By volunteering your time and talents to the Adult and Family Literacy Program, you will be helping adults meet their educational goals. These goals range from learning the alphabet, mastering a math skill, learning English, earning a GED, obtaining citizenship or reading a book from cover to cover for the first time.

Opportunities to Work with Adults

* Individual tutoring
* Small group tutoring
* Classroom assistant
* Pen-pal project
* Conversation groups
* Citizenship exam preparation
* Computer-assisted instruction
* Workplace skills
* Book club

Opportunities to Work with Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers in Family Literacy

* Baby rockers
* Community readers
* Toddler and preschool buddies

Family literacy is a program where families come together to learn. Whether these families are from southeast Minnesota or from across the globe, they have similar goals for their children and themselves. Each family literacy site features early childhood and pre-school activities, parent/child interaction time, parenting classes and the full range of adult literacy courses.

We respect volunteers' schedules and tutorial preferences. Whether you volunteer an hour a week or an hour a year, your commitment to helping others is a valuable one.
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