About the Program
Adult Literacy matches volunteers with learners to tutor them in basic reading, writing and math for English-speaking adults 19 years or older.
If you know someone who would benefit from the program, you can find out more about the Lake of the Woods Adult Learning Line by contacting us in person or by telephone.
What the Volunteer Does
Once you get accepted into the program, you will get training on how to be a tutor and get shown all the resources our organization offers to help you with your learners.
Our staff will then pair you with a learner and give you a training package based on the learner's goals, skills and areas needing work. You will use this package when planning lessons and giving tutoring sessions.
Learners are asked to keep track of their work and document weekly progress. Adult Learning Line staff reviews these files as part of the ongoing assessment. During ongoing assessments, the program coordinator asks the learner to demonstrate acquired skills.
There is a sense of pride and contribution that comes with being a volunteer with our program. Watching learners gain new insight and confidence as they move forward is an extremely rewarding experience for our volunteers.
Our program can be used for volunteer hours for students needing community hours at the senior high school level. We can accept grade 12 students as volunteers or tutors for our learners providing the student demonstrates the needed communication skills, literacy skills, and competency needed to assist our learners.
- Attend all sessions of tutor training.
- Training covers program philosophy, tutor responsibilities, program procedures, program resources and methods and techniques for tutoring learners
- Planning, conducting and reviewing lessons
- Maintaining written reports on the learner's progress and the methods and materials used
- Participating with staff in an ongoing evaluation process to determine if the learner's needs are being met
To find out more about volunteering call us at 807-468-8202 or apply online using our website.
How to Volunteer
- To become a volunteer you need to Be 19 years of age or older
- Agree to a minimum termed commitment
- Speak and write English fluently
- Be fluent in written and spoken English
- Show demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
- Have the ability to work well with others, especially people of different backgrounds
Location and Hours
Our office is open at:
The Lake of the Woods Adult Learning Line
Suite 203, 115 Chipman St.
Monday to Thursday, 9am-3pm
Closed during lunch hour