Throughout our over 38 years of operation, hundreds of dedicated members of our community have stepped forward to volunteer as tutors to ensure that literacy assistance is available to all adults who require it. The commitment of these men and women provides the foundation of sustainability upon which Project Literacy operates. They are our front-line workers, the backbone of this organization, without which we would fade away. At any given time we have more than 100 active tutor-learner matches.
Tutors tell us that they receive as much benefit as they give. To begin with, they feel a great sense of satisfaction from doing their part to ensure that essential skills and knowledge are transferred to their fellow workers and citizens. They also appreciate opportunities to acquire new skills and competencies in adult education through on-going professional development offered by Project Literacy. Finally, many report that they learn as much from their students as they teach them. The “lessons” are embedded in human stories, stories that demonstrate the depth of human desire and compassion, stories that weave a strong fabric of community cohesion.
During this last fiscal year we have found that the caliber of our tutors fortunately continues to improve steadily – matching increasingly complex learner needs. Our community of tutors is comprised of university students, teachers, professionals, trades people, and retired persons. Many have ESL training and experience.
Project Literacy tutors are enthusiastic, empathetic, and patient volunteers with a sense of commitment towards their work and other people. They have good communication skills, a strong academic background and the ability to be flexible in responding to individual learner needs.
We are always in need of volunteers in the following areas:
One-to-One English Tutor for Adults
One-to-One Math Tutors for Adults
One-to-One Financial Tutors for Adults
One-to-One Digital Tutors for Senior Adults
One-to-One Reading Tutors for Children
Volunteers for Special Events
** Must be 19 years or older to volunteer **
Steps to Becoming a Project Literacy Tutor:
1. Fill out the below Volunteer Form and we will contact you to make an appointment for an interview.
2. You will be contacted by an Education Coordinator who will get to know you and your tutoring interests.
3. At this time you will be given an access code to provide information for an online criminal record check.
4. You will meet with your Education Coordinator who will go over your education package.
5. Immediately following this meeting, you will meet with your matched learner.
6. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Project Literacy!
Our community will be richer because of your generous sharing of your time and talent.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEER VIRTUAL READER IN SCHOOLS
Help a young reader improve their reading and literacy skills
One to One Virtual Reading in Schools Volunteer Recruitment
Are you available twice a week for half hour sessions to help a young reader who is struggling at reading?
Become a volunteer tutor in local elementary schools and share the joy of reading!
You must be 19 years or older. References and criminal background check required.
For more information please call Pat Pobuda, Education Coordinator, at 250-762-2163 Ext. 3 or email [email protected].
We host many social events, programs and fundraisers! If you would like to be a part of these very fun days, please email April King, Office Administrator, at [email protected] to join our event volunteer roster!
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill