Help is needed to assist adults with low literacy skills make better futures for themselves through Rend Lake College’s Adult Literacy Program.
"In our community, there are adult new learners needing help to work through and understand the information they need to obtain a GED or to acquire the basic skills they need to obtain jobs, help their children, read mail and labels, use maps and pass a driver’s license exam," said Dee Russell, Literacy Services Specialist for RLC.
Training will be provided for those interested in helping these adult learners. Requirements for volunteer tutors include patience, good reading skills and a desire to help others.
Volunteers must attend the training sessions and must donate a minimum of one hour each week to working with adult learners.
The free training sessions will include information on the characteristics of the adult learner, learning styles, and strategies and techniques that can be used to work effectively with the new learner. Trained volunteers are improving the quality of life for these learners in real ways.
Training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 12 and November 19 at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon.
An alternate set of training sessions will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 6, November 13 and November 20 at the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus.
Help change a life. Call Volunteer Partnership at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1342 for information or to register for the training sessions.