Call 517-485-4949 and ask for information on being a tutor or a non-tutorial volunteer.
Tutors are needed to help children and adults in basic skill areas and in English as a second language. Workshops are held regularly to prepare tutors, and after tutors are matched with a students, follow-up services are provided. For more information on adult tutoring, please click here, or choose the Adult Basic Education navigation button from the right.
12 Ways to Help the Reading People
"Behind the scenes" volunteers are essential to the Reading People. Here are some ways you or someone you know can help:
- Tutor Training Workshops. Follow-up requests for information about workshops. Arrange for refreshments; sign in volunteers; assist presenter.
- Adult Materials / Learning Center. Manage library. Help tutors find appropriate materials. Show students and tutors how to use equipment.
- Instructional Units for Children. Maintain thematic unit materials.
- Children's Book Drop. Pick up, sort and label books. Deliver books.
- Recruitment for Tutorial and Non-tutorial Volunteers. Post fliers, send notices to service club newsletters, speak to groups, and approach businesses.
- Bulk mailing. Duplicate materials, label and stuff envelopes.
- Telephone Calls. Make "reminder" calls for meetings. Check with tutors on student needs and achievements.
- Fund Raising. Help with special events. Grant writing.
- Newsletter. Preparation and mailing.
- Site Supervisors. Supervise or help supervise tutoring or other after-school programs for children.
- General Office Help. Answer phone, take messages, duplicate materials. Data entry.
- Building and Grounds. Do "handy-person" maintenance, lawn care and cleaning.
Interested? Please come in and talk with us about how much time you have and what your needs are for flexibility. Most of these tasks can be shared. Bring a friend.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."