Volunteering

Tri-County Literacy Council volunteers support the agency in the following positions:

One-on-One Tutors
Volunteer tutors are trained to work one-on-one with learners to improve their literacy skills using interesting and relevant materials and techniques. Adult volunteers from our community are needed to assist adult learners with reading, writing, basic math and computer skills.

Training is offered to volunteers who are then matched with students and/or with a training program. A hands-on training course gives them the skills and techniques they need to feel comfortable in their role as a tutor. The tutors are provided with a strong support system, regular monitoring, and individual consultation to ensure satisfaction and success. Training includes topics such as:

  • Characteristics of the Adult Learner
  • Tutor/Learner Motivation
  • Alpha Route training
  • Available resources

Tutors are asked to cover the cost of the resource manual, which is $35. This fee includes a one-year membership in the agency.

Community Homework & After-School Program Tutor
Join the Community Homework & After-School Program (CHAP) by helping parents and children with homework after-school, followed by an enrichment program of Arts and Crafts, educational games and fun.

Literacy Assistant
Assist a literacy instructor in a classroom setting (e.g. Literacy Basic Skills, Basic Computer, or occupational curriculum).

Administrative Assistant
Help out by performing various clerical tasks in our office.

Board Member
Be a board member.

Guest Speaker
Share your talents by giving a presentation on your area of expertise.

Fundraiser
Be a volunteer in one of the various fundraising challenges of Tri-County Literacy Council. Perhaps you have an idea and would like to spearhead a fundraising event or campaign. The agency operates on minimal funds and ideas like yours help give the gift of literacy to others.

If you would like to support literacy by volunteering, please fill out the application form below.


Volunteer Application Form

I would like to volunteer for the following: