The Literacy Council of White County works hard to provide free literacy classes to adults in the community. To achieve our mission, we rely on volunteers. There are several ways to get involved with the work of the Literacy Council. While tutoring is the most direct method of serving, there are many ways to get involved and forward the mission of the Literacy Council. Each is vital for the Council to successfully serve
Tutors provide direct service to the community by teaching our classes. All of our tutors are trained by our program to teach these classes. Our Adult Basic Literacy tutors are trained in the Barton Reading & Spelling System to provide reading and dyslexia intervention. English as a Second Language tutors are trained in either English Forward or Laubach Way to English.
Bookstore volunteers sort donations, shelve books, help customers, and answer questions about the Literacy Council and Second Time Around Books. Our regular bookstore volunteers serve by keeping Second Time Around Books and our offices open in the afternoons and on days when the director is away from the office. Occasionally we also have groups volunteer on Saturdays to tackle special projects.
Special event volunteers help us run fundraisers and promotional campaigns as we work to spread literacy throughout White County
If you are interested in volunteering please stop by our office or fill out the volunteer form.
Register here for upcoming tutor workshop trainings. Please be sure to also fill out a volunteer form.
Our next tutor training workshop is Saturday, February 11th, 2023 in Searcy.