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2012 ESL Students

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities at Chester County OIC!

Volunteering at Chester County OIC is such a rewarding opportunity! You have probably heard a lot recently about the call to volunteerism, and you probably know that volunteerism is an excellent way for individuals to help strengthen their communities.  If you have a passion for helping others, OIC would like to invite you to serve as a volunteer with one of the premier literacy agencies in Chester County. There are many ways to serve and flexible times that best suit your lifestyle.  For example, you may volunteer on a regular basis or “as needed” for special projects. 

Currently, you could contribute to the work of OIC by volunteering in one of the following areas:

  • Tutoring
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Administration – Office support
  • Website– Maintenance and content updates
  • Special Projects
  • And more!

Help others by sharing your unique gifts and talents. You can also help yourself by gaining valuable experience and meeting new people. Whether you are a college student, a working adult or a seasoned retiree, Chester County OIC can always use your help!

Contact us for more information: 610-692-2344 or nlove@cc-oic.org.

Tutor Profiles

Henry Urban

Henry UrbanHenry Urban is retired from a career with the Federal Government.  He began working as a volunteer tutor with the Chester County OIC in October 2012.  He has worked with several adult learners and has shown remarkable patience and kindness throughout his tenure with our organization.
One of Henry’s first successes was with an 80 year old immigrant from India who was determined to get his GED. Henry worked diligently with the student, encouraging him and clarifying concepts to prepare him for the GED exam.  The student passed with flying colors and is very grateful for the assistance he received from Henry.
Henry is currently working with a young man from Liberia who is supporting a family and they are making great progress and enjoying the experience of learning from each other. In addition to his one-on-one tutoring responsibilities, Henry has volunteered to facilitate a small group math tutoring session to help individuals prepare for the GED exam.
CC-OIC is honored to have volunteers like Henry Urban and we take this opportunity to publicly thank him for all he has contributed to the Adult Workforce Literacy Program and to adult education in Chester County.

Karen Jensen
Karen Jensen has been a volunteer tutor with the Chester County OIC since 2010.  Karen has a BA in Math and an MBA Finance, and has helped a number of students through the math portion of the GED.  But she has also worked with ESL and ABE students teaching reading and English language skills.
Karen has been exceedingly generous with her time and has demonstrated compassion flexibility and understanding with all of the adult learners who have been fortunate enough to have worked with her.
CC-OIC is honored to have volunteers like Karen and we take this opportunity to publicly thank her for all she has contributed to the Adult Workforce Literacy Program and to adult education in Chester County.

Nancy Christy
Nancy Christy has been a volunteer tutor with the Chester County OIC since October 2013. She has worked with a young woman from Liberia, who works full-time while she and her husband raise their three young boys.
While Nancy and her adult learner have concentrated their efforts on phonics, reading stories and preparation for citizenship, they have also worked together on building job readiness skills.  Nancy has consistently gone beyond her tutoring duties to assist her student in her search for employment and has accompanied her to the CC-OIC in West Chester where she has been able to take advantage of services such as resume writing and interview skills.
CC-OIC is honored to have volunteers like Nancy Christy and we take this opportunity to publicly thank her for all she has contributed to the Adult Workforce Literacy Program and to adult education in Chester County.