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If you would like to have a rewarding and challenging experience and play an active role in helping adult learners in Lafayette County improve their quality of life, apply to become an ABLE Coach today!

  • ABLE Volunteer Coaches are trained to coach adult residents of Lafayette County (ABLE Learners) in a one-on-one context to reach personal goals, such as improving their reading or earning their GED.

  • A coach and learner develop an individualized curriculum together and have access to a range of materials and resources to facilitate learner success.

  • As it takes time to build trust between a coach and an adult learner, ABLE Volunteer Coaches are expected to serve at least two hours a week for a period of six months.


To become an ABLE Volunteer Coach, please do the following:


1. Review the qualifications below to become a coach.

  • 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a one-on-one setting

  • Ability to think strategically and develop manageable goals

  • Basic computer and technology skills

  • Passionate about learning, patient, and flexible

  • Dependable and able to maintain a learner’s confidentiality

  • For GED coaches, knowledge of at least one GED test subject


2. Complete the online ABLE Volunteer Coach Application. After your application has been submitted and reviewed, an ABLE staff member will contact you to arrange an informational meeting. 


3. Attend a coach training workshop where you will meet program staff, explore resources, and receive materials. After the training, the ABLE Program Coordinator will match you to a learner.

Please contact us at 662-832-4234 or email for further information or any questions.


Thank you for your interest in the ABLE program!


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