Volunteer English Program Mission

The Volunteer English Program (VEP) enhances the economic and social quality of life for immigrant families, community members, consumers, employers and employees in Chester County by providing tutoring for adults to improve their English language skills, their American cultural understanding, and their participation in the communities we share.

Our Students are adult immigrants and refugees from 40 nations around the globe.  They are brave people who want to learn English in order to care for their families, improve their employment, further their education, contribute to their community, and even become citizens.  The students span a range of ability from advanced to beginning literacy.  Currently, we serve almost 200 students, with many others waiting for a tutor.

Our Volunteer Tutors are amazing  volunteers from varied backgrounds who spend 3 hours per week helping an individual in their community.  After going through our training, they meet with a student twice per week for at least one year.  While some are teachers, most are not.  Business people in all fields, retirees, and homemakers, all successfully lead students to achieve English proficiency, citizenship, employment, and belonging.

The menu bar above will guide you to becoming a student, a tutor, or a supporter of the Volunteer English Program.