If you can read, you can teach someone to read.
If you can speak English, you can teach someone to speak English.
Our orientation, , introduces new volunteers to our community's need for literacy instruction and how our approach helps men and women achieve their education and life skill goals. Anyone who wants to tutor, assist students in the computer lab, spend time doing office tasks or serve on the board of directors is encouraged to attend.
Monday, April 27 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, June 1 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, July 13 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, August 17 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, May 11 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, June 15 from 6 pm – 8 pm
from 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday, August 31 from 6 pm – 8 pm
Literacy 103 is the final step in preparation for becoming a tutor. It's a five-hour session that gives volunteers the resources to create lesson plans and guidance on how to teach an adult learner. You must complete Literacy 101 and Literacy 102 before attending Literacy 103. Upcoming dates:
Saturday, April 18
Saturday, May 23
9 am - 2 pm
Saturday, August 8 from 9 am - 2 pm
Literacy 101, Literacy 102, Literacy 103, and the Online Orientation to Adult Basic Skills in North Carolina (which you can complete from your home computer) are required steps to complete before staff can match you with a student.
§ We appreciate a $20 donation from training participants. (If you need assistance, please ask.) After initial training, books, materials, and professional development activities are free to participants who are matched with a student.
As training space allows, we continue to welcome volunteers seeking certification for your literacy programs and request a $50 donation per participant.
For more dates, see 2015 Calendar of Events.
Be a Volunteer Tutor
Help us in the Office
Advocate for Literacy
Support and/or Plan Fundraising Efforts and Events