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Literacy program looks for volunteers

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

There's nothing like the feeling you get when you help someone. Here's an opportunity for you to do just that. 

The Literacy Program at John A. Logan College is looking for volunteers to work with adult learners.

Are you retired and need a project? Are you interested in helping an immigrant or refugee learn English as a second language?

Once you complete your training, all you need to commit to is two to three hours a week.

Volunteers must attend 15 hours of training that takes place on two Saturdays, September 12 and September 19, at John A. Logan College. You must attend both days.  

Training consists of reading and writing techniques, lesson planning, goal development, acquiring English as a second language, and introduction to resources to use with adult learners.

As a volunteer you may be working with adult learners who have dropped out of high school and are working toward a GED.

You may be teaching someone to read.

Once you finish training you must be available two to three hours a week for six months, be flexible and patient.

If this sounds like a volunteer opportunity for you, call Colleen Springer at 618-985-2828, extension 8414.

Tutors are needed in DuQuoin, Murphysboro, Carbondale, Carterville, Herrin, Marion, and West Frankfort.  

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