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.
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
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. The next volunteer orientation and training sessions will be held in the early fall.
Currently, most of our volunteer tutor opportunities with area adult education programs are in the morning and early afternoon meeting with students once a week. There is also a need for volunteers in our Next Step Program in the evening once a month. For more information about volunteer requirements and responsibilites 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.