Be a volunteer
Volunteers are the Yamaska Literacy Council’s most valuable resource.
YLC provides free quality training to all volunteers who wish to tutor a student.
The 12-hour training workshop addresses: information about the Yamaska Literacy Council, literacy statistics and issues, sensitivity to adults with low literacy skills, tutoring techniques, use of a variety of materials, goal setting and assessment, lesson planning, etc. All training is provided by qualified Trainers. No prior teaching experience is needed to be a tutor.
Supplementary training is offered to volunteers from time to time during the year.
Trained tutors receive free materials to use with students and are supported in their role by the YLC Coordinator.
In addition to being a tutor, there are many ways to contribute to literacy as a volunteer.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Tooters help increase awareness of the Yamaska Literacy Council and the services it offers
- Tutors help adults acquire reading, writing, numeracy and other life skills in order to attain their full potential
- Director, the Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that YLC fulfills its mandate. Duties include attending regular board meetings and participating on at least one (1) committee
- Trainers train new volunteers to tutor students; duties include preparation for and delivery of basic literacy tutor workshops
- General Volunteers perform various tasks as requested by the Council
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