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Volunteer Requirements & Responsibilities

Volunteers are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma
  • Have reliable, independent transportation
  • Complete Friends of Literacy Volunteer Orientation and Training

Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Commit to tutoring 1 to 3 hours per week for at least six months, with a Knoxville area adult education program
  • Be dependable and on time and follow through on commitments
  • Help those you work with become independent learners
  • Keep a record of your volunteer hours

Friends of Literacy also hopes that volunteers will:

  • Become knowledgeable about the organization and stay current with what Friends of Literacy is doing so you can be an advocate for supporting the organization and adult learners
  • Make a $20 donation that will cover the cost of training time and materials
  • Promote a positive image of the organization and represent the spirit of Friends of Literacy toward adult learners -- "Supporting Second Chances"