NOTICE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, all tutor training and volunteer tutor instruction will be done virtually. Training is available to help all volunteers learn to teach online.
The LIU12 Franklin County Literacy Council is located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. We are seeking virtual volunteers who are able to accommodate adult learner schedules during Eastern Time Zone hours. For more details about how to become an FCLC volunteer, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr4tp7MMNak
Volunteer Position Description: a High School Diploma (or GED/High School Equivalency Diploma) is required for this position.
Co-tutors and classroom aides can work in either a tutor group or as an assistant to a larger class with an instructor. Many of the responsibilities are similar to the Tutor description (see above). Co-tutors/classroom aides should be prepared and willing to complete initial and ongoing training to meet PA Department of Education requirements for adult education volunteers. Co-tutors/ Classroom Aides may be called upon to support instructors and students in both virtual and in-person classroom settings as needs evolve. Continuing training and support are available to all volunteers!
The mission of the LIU12 Franklin County Literacy Council (FCLC) is to aid low literate adults in the development of basic reading, math and English language skills. We believe that lifting others through literacy benefits everyone! One in five of Franklin County residents can't read above an eighth grade level. Many also are learning English as a new language. This means that about 20% of our local population find it difficult to fill out a job application, help their children with homework, or read the directions on a medicine bottle. Low literacy levels place our region at greater risk for poverty, domestic abuse, poor health, and crime. By raising the literacy levels of adults, they will have greater opportunities for sustainable employment and higher educational and training options. Crime, recidivism, and poverty will be reduced and health and personal satisfaction will increase.
The LIU12 Franklin County Literacy Council is a non-profit 501(C)(3) under the direction of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 and is a community Program Partner of United Way of Franklin County. We have been serving Franklin County residents since 1985 by offering low literate adults the opportunity to increase their skills by providing tutoring groups and one on one pairs at no cost. Groups and pairs are instructed by well trained volunteers who have a passion for helping others reach their individual goals. In addition to our services for enrolled students, we partner with other community organizations and companies to provide community seminars, workshops, and classes based on community needs we become aware of like: ESL Conversation workshops, Financial Literacy workshops, Tax Preparation Seminars, Google Applied Digital skills classes, and more. We also offer personalized on-site English language classes for local companies.
The staff and volunteers at FCLC are dedicated to lifting our communities through literacy. If you're interested in getting involved, contact us today!
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
101 East King StreetChambersburgChambersburg, PA17201
January 5, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Math / Science Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Expect 5 hrs per week on average (3 hours in a group/pair teaching session and 2 hours of lesson preparation).
A high school diploma or higher is required for this position.