JALC recruiting volunteers to help with Literacy Program | Events
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Literacy Program at John A. Logan College is recruiting volunteers to provide tutoring services to area qualified adult learners.
Services are provided free-of-charge by a staff of trained volunteer tutors and area Assistant Literacy Coordinators. The college says they need volunteers who can attend the mandatory 15 hours of training, are available two to three hours per week for at least six months, and are flexible, patient and value life-long learning. They say teaching experience is not required.
Training would consist of reading and writing techniques, lesson planning, goal development and resources to use with learners. Training sessions are scheduled two consecutive Saturdays, January 19 and January 26, at John A. Logan College. Both sessions are required. Prior to training, an orientation session must be arranged with the Assistant Literacy Coordinator at the prospective volunteer’s convenience.
As a volunteer tutor, the college says you may be working with adult learners who have dropped out of high school and are working toward a GED. Other learners want to improve their skills to be more effective as parents, workers and citizens. They say you may be teaching someone to read or have the opportunity to work with learners who have been laid off from jobs or need to learn the English language. Literacy volunteers give adults the opportunity to gain skills.
If this sounds like the volunteer opportunity you have been looking for, contact Emily Henson at 618-985-3741, ext. 8414.
Volunteer tutors are needed in communities within the John A. Logan College district, other than just Carterville. For more information contact the main office at JALC at 618-985-3741, ext. 8442.
The Literacy Program is made possible by a grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy. Other funding is provided by the Illinois Community College Board, United Way of Southern Illinois and local donations.
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