Triangle Literacy Council
Volunteer tutors/mentors are needed to work with at-risk youth ages 6-17 who have been referred by Juvenile Court Counselors, schools, community agencies, and parents in Wake County. The students and their tutors generally meet twice a week for 1.5 hours per session. Tutoring sessions are usually conducted between 3pm and 6pm Monday-Thursday, but times may vary. Sessions are held in libraries around the county. Currently, due to the pandemic, all sessions are being held virtually. We understand that our students and tutors all have a lot to juggle each day, so we do our best to remain flexible in scheduling and to find times that are most effective for all involved. In order to see the best results from our students, we ask for a 6-month commitment from both our students and our volunteers. If you have a concern about this commitment, please contact the program manager and we will do our best to work with your schedule.
Prior to beginning tutoring, you will be asked to complete a short online training course to introduce you to our training materials and share the basics of lesson planning for our student population. During your time volunteering with the JLC, you will be asked to create and execute lesson plans with your student. You will be given access to an online database of lesson plans and educational materials that can serve as tools for creating these plans. Each month, you will be asked to submit a detailed report of both the work you are doing and the student’s academic progress. Tutors are asked to keep records of attempted academic interventions and student attendance. Most tutors dedicate a maximum of 5 hours a week to this role.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Triangle Literacy Council
200 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 102, Cary, NC 27511, US
The Triangle Literacy Council improves the lives of adults, youth, and families by teaching basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success.
Founded in 1970 by a small group of committed volunteers, the Triangle Literacy Council (TLC) is devoted to enriching the lives of Triangle area adults, youth, and families through literacy. TLC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free and confidential tutoring for adults and youth to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills. Last year we served more than 600 adults and over 1,200 at-risk youth through our many varied programs.