For immigrants and refugees seeking to build a better life for themselves and their families, learning English is the key.
The Volunteer English Program fulfills an unspoken mandate in the Chester County community to welcome any and all immigrants and refugees who seek to empower themselves through English language skills and American cultural understanding.
The Volunteer English Program is the only independent nonprofit in Chester County that uses a one-on-one approach -- connecting volunteer tutors with adult English language learners -- to meet individual needs.
The Volunteer English Program provides:
· For students to gain the English language skills needed to create a better life for themselves and their families.
· For tutors to share their knowledge and provide a hand up for someone seeking to improve themselves and enrich their communities.
· Students and tutors work together; learn from each other; and, together, strengthen the fabric of our communities.
The Volunteer English Program
· VEP empowers students and tutors to be the very best they can be!
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VEP provides services and support to adult English learners and tutors for free, but that doesn’t mean it’s free for VEP.
The Volunteer English Program is fully supported through philanthropy and individual donations.
Will you partner with us so the Volunteer English Program can continue to empower students and tutors?
Make a donation today.
$32 for 32 years of VEP service to the community
$70 for the cost of meeting and matching one student/tutor pair
$144 for the number of hours a tutor and student spend annually in instruction
$365 for the ability to serve students year-round
$560 to support the cost of hosting one of the regional tutor training sessions
What are students and tutors saying?
“When it’s just my tutor and me, it’s better than a classroom. He knows exactly what I need. He is more than my teacher—he is my friend now. We talk about my life when I was a child, my farm back home, our food in Brazil, and many other things. And when I say something wrong, he tells me what was wrong and how to speak correctly,”
Edilson A., VEP student.
“We learn as much, or more from our students as they learn from us,”
Carol R., VEP Tutor.