Volunteer to Make a Difference

The Adams County Literacy Council needs volunteers from all walks of life and all stages of life. You do not need to be a teacher or have special qualifications. We provide training. We need volunteers to do many different things.

We are a volunteer driven agency. We only have two paid staff members for a total of 55 hours per week to provide around 4,000 hours of instruction per year. That instruction is provided by volunteers, people like you who are trained and committed to making change in our community. You can choose to work directly with students as a tutor or support the students and tutor pairs by helping in the office, with fundraisers or with special projects. You have the opportunity to volunteer to make a difference!

Volunteer as:

  • Tutors work directly with students one on one in ESL or Basic Ed. This requires 6 hours of training with occasional in-service trainings.
  • Small group leaders work with 2 to 10 students in ESL or Basic Ed. Requires 6 hours of training with occasional in-service trainings.
  • Assistant Tutors help small group leaders. Requires 1 to 3 hours of training with occasional in-service trainings.
  • Volunteer Fundraisers help produce events, do outreach and solicit donations. Requires minimal training but works under supervision of the ACLC staff.
  • Volunteer Coordinator facilitates the student/tutor pairs; recruits new volunteers and maintains contact with our volunteer base.
  • ACLC is open to groups, students and individuals who want to engage adult literacy with their own visions for service in the community.

Tutor Training

Trainings are held twice a year on a Saturday. The training session is 6 hours and lunch is provided. We also provide periodic in-service trainings on more in-depth subjects.