Our first volunteer training class in our new office!

Our first volunteer training class in our new office!



Friends of Literacy welcomes volunteers from throughout the community. Individuals donate their time tutoring adult learners. Tutors help adult learners master reading, math and language skills, and can also work with English language learners, in a number of different adult education programs in Knox County.



The complete orientation and training program is 6 hours, and is offered as either a 1 day session or 2 evening sessions. Anyone wishing to volunteer in any aspect must complete the entire program. A $20 donation is required at the first class to cover training expenses.

Volunteer Orientation and Training is generally held at least four times a year. Training includes background about Friends of Literacy, adult learners, and effective tutoring skills. Learning skills and basic academic skills are also reviewed. Anyone who fills out an application will be placed on the notification list for the next session and will receive messages about the dates, times, and location as soon as those are firm.

Friends of Literacy is offering Volunteer Orientation for new volunteer tutors on Wednesday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please note that most volunteer opportunities are currently during the day.

For more information about volunteer requirements and responsibilities click the following link: VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

Preregistration is required 1 week in advance of the training session you wish to attend.

To register, click here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and complete the application form to get started in a rewarding volunteer experience.

Congratulations to Greg Walters, Friends of Literacy Volunteer and Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero!

Bank donates $5,000 to Friends of Literacy in Walters' name Home Federal Bank named Gregory E. Walters a Hometown Hero and also the program's 2013 overall winner and presented a check for $5,000 in his name to Friends of Literacy at a ceremony at Home Federal Bank's Fountain City branch on Thursday, May 2.

Read more about Greg and his commitment to supporting second chances here.