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GED/Literacy and Workforce Development Program Assistant

The students that use the GED/Literacy and Workforce Development Program are primarily from the Heartside neighborhood, or from Kent County.  These students come from all walks of life.  Anywhere, from homelessness, domestic abuse, incarceration, and/or middle class families.

The students come to Heartside and take a series of four pretests, which helps to pinpoint exactly what they need to work on to pass the GED/High School Equivalency test.  If a student passes the test, they will; go on to take the official GED test.  We are also a nationally accredited testing center and will pay for them to take the test right at our site.  We also work in Literacy, Work keys Training, and the CASAS testing.



  • Admit new students into class and explain to them the procedures
  • Humanize yourself to the students, making them feel comfortable
  • Assist students with work 
  • Help to copy homework for the students
  • Help in getting and staying organized
  • Hold students accountable to the rules of the ministry
  • Be able to come up with a lesson plan
  • Be able to work one on one or in group settings
  • Observe students while they are taking the official GED Test
  • Be able to tutor someone in literacy


  • Genuine desire/ability to patiently work alongside and encourage students of various skill level from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Openness to working with various media sources.
  • Willingness to share new ideas.


Get Connected Icon Volunteers should be between the ages of 18 and 120.