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Be a Literacy Volunteer; Come to an Orientation Session to Learn More

[Tuesday, January 21, 2014]

Tired of being stuck in the house this winter? Come out and train to be a literacy volunteer. McHenry County College (MCC) Adult Education Department seeks volunteers to tutor students in reading, math or English as a Second Language. 

If you are between the ages of 18 and 100 and would like to learn more about a volunteering opportunity that will make a difference in someone's life, attend a volunteer orientation session at MCC.  Two orientation sessions are available: 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in Room A370 and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in Room A117. The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

A literacy volunteer tutor does not have to speak a second language or have any teaching experience to tutor in the adult education literacy program. Volunteer tutors will receive free basic training that provides the information and skills needed to work with literacy students. All teaching materials are supplied to volunteers. Scheduling flexibility meets people's busy schedules, including those who are retired or working full time.

           Call Marie Day at (815) 455-8542 for more information or to reserve a seat at an orientation session. This is a rewarding opportunity for you and your future student.

            This project was made possible in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.

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