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Volunteer Reading Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Ozarks Literacy Council

  • 82 people are interested

Imagine not being able to read and write well enough to complete a job application, food label or directions on how to take medicine. Now imagine helping someone to be able to do those things. This is your chance.

Volunteer to teach adults, and/or children, to read or read better on a one-to-one basis. Tutors attend a one time training class. We provide all the necessary materials.

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About Ozarks Literacy Council

Location:

397 E. Central St, Springfield, MO 65802, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Ozarks Literacy Council seeks to raise awareness and promote literacy through free services to adults and children in Southwest Missouri.

We believe in Opening minds; Lifting lives; and Creating a more literate community.

Description

Ozarks Literacy Council, founded November 1968, is based upon the idea of one-on-one tutoring to help adults read and write, improve math skills, and prepare for the High School Equivelency. Basic Literacy remains the cornerstone of our organization. We also tutor children.

In the last few years, OLC has expanded services to include children. Last year OLC served over 7,000 children.

Children's Programs Include:

Pre-Literacy Program serves Special Needs & Title One Preschools classrooms whose students receive the benefits of volunteers who read books and present activities in the classes.

Books Come Alive where readers make book topics come to life for children.

Reading Advocacy is where reading is learned by reading (OLC readers read at the Boys & Girls Club Summer Program, Head Starts and community fairs). OLC has also provided curriculum to Springfield Little Theatre's Literature to Life project for the past five years.

These are a sampling of what we do at Ozarks Literacy Council. All our services to learners are free of charge.

Ozarks Literacy Council is a United Way Agency.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

397 E. Central StSpringfield, MO 65802

(37.2177,-93.28984)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year minimum & meet with learner 1 hour a week.

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