Our volunteer tutors attend a no-fee, 12-hour training that takes place over four evenings. Tutors learn about our mission and how to teach and motivate adult learners to read or to improve their reading skills, improve their math skills, and/or improve their English-speaking skills.
Volunteer tutoring is done on a one-to-one basis in a public place—most often a community library in the town nearest the student. All services are free of charge to the student.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, you can submit the tutor training form on-line. If you would like more information about becoming a tutor, please call us at 616-527-1360 or write to us at P.O. Box 288, Ionia, MI 48846 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just finished a tutor training in January 2013 and plan to have another one this spring. Please email us if you are interested in attending and we can reserve a space for you.
The Ionia County Literacy Council is creating a new group called Friends of Literacy. Volunteers with the Friends of Literacy will help with special projects, such as fundraising, grant writing, and just general brainstorming. Our first meeting will be held on Friday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ionia Michigan Works building located at 307 West Adams Street. If you're interested in volunteering and want to help improve literacy in Ionia County, we could sure use you. To learn more or reserve you space, call us at 616-527-1360, ext. 116, or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Ionia County Literacy Council Board of Directors recruits new board members from a diverse array of community members, including those with expertise in finance, marketing, fundraising, law, business, entrepreneurship, education, and human services; former literacy council tutors and students; and community members-at-large.
If you are interested in joining the volunteer board of directors, please complete an on-line board member application. If you would like more information about becoming a board member, please call us at 616-527-1360, ext. 116. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.