Tri-County Literacy Council addresses literacy skills in adults in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Literacy is defined by the 9 Essential Skills: Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Document Use, Oral Communication, Working with Others, Thinking, Digital Technology and Continuous Learning. All learners are assessed, and then placed in appropriate program that meets their needs.
Tri-County Literacy Council volunteers support the agency in the following positions.
Volunteer tutors are trained to work one-on-one with learners to improve their literacy skills using interesting and relevant materials and techniques. Adult volunteers from our community are needed to assist adult learners with reading, writing, basic math and computer skills.
Training is offered to volunteers who are then matched with students and/or with a training program. A hands-on training course gives them the skills and techniques they need to feel comfortable in their role as a tutor. The tutors are provided with a strong support system, regular monitoring, and individual consultation to ensure satisfaction and success. Training includes topics such as:
- Characteristics of the Adult Learner
- Tutor/Learner Motivation
- Available resources
Tutors are asked to cover the cost of the resource manual, which is $35. This fee includes a one-year membership in the agency.
Assist a literacy trainer in a classroom setting (e.g. Literacy Basic Skills, Basic Computer, or occupational curriculum).
Help out by performing various clerical tasks in our office.
Be a board member.
Share your talents by giving a presentation on your area of expertise.
Be a volunteer in one of the various fundraising challenges of Tri-County Literacy Council. Perhaps you have an idea and would like to spearhead a fundraising event or campaign. The agency operates on minimal funds and ideas like yours help give the gift of literacy to others.