Upcoming Volunteer Training

Each One Teach One

If you can read, you can teach someone to read.
If you can speak English, you can teach someone to speak English.

Literacy Council 101

Take the first step to becoming a volunteer by attending Literacy Council 101, an orientation to our program, the services we provide, and how you can help!  Computer lab volunteers, computer lab support, office helpers, and other volunteers are all encouraged to attend. 

Register for one of the upcoming sessions.  Each session is 6pm-8pm:

  • Tuesday, June 10
  • Monday, July 7
  • Tuesday, August 5
  • Monday, September 8

Tutor Training

To continue the journey to becoming a fully trained tutor, you can sign up to come back at a later date for our 10-hr Tutor Training (see 2014 training dates).  Completion of Literacy Council 101 and Tutor Training are required to be matched with a student. 

Participants are trained on the Laubach Method (our foundational curriculum), adult learning theory, small group instruction, using authentic materials, and program-specific procedures.

Training Costs

  • We appreciate a $20 donation from training participants (assistance available).
  • After initial training, books, materials, and professional development activities are free to participants who are matched with a student.

Note to churches and other organizations:  As training space allows, we continue to welcome volunteers seeking certification for your programs or other purposes and request a $50 donation per participant.

Sign up: email info@literacyunion.org or call 704-226-1425


Why Volunteer?



There are many ways you can make a difference in another adult's life:

Be a Volunteer Tutor

  • Teach Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • We offer tutoring in several formats--one-on-one, small group, and special topic workshops--to provide safe end effective learning environments that meet the individual needs of our students
  • Read the Volunteer Job Description

Help us in the Office

  • We need volunteers to help with mailings, answer the telephone, assist students in the computer lab, and work on other administrative duties

Advocate for Literacy

  • Join us in making the issue of illiteracy more visible in the commmunity by sharing our story with friends and neighbors
  • Help recruit those who may need our services

Support and/or Plan Fundraising Efforts and Events

  • Work on a fundraising committee
  • Launch a small fundraiser in your neighborhood


Tutor FAQ