Volunteer

Thank You

The Walworth County Literacy Council (WCLC) exists because of dedicated and compassionate volunteers. We thank you for your interest and know that you will feel rewarded by giving the gift of literacy. There are several opportunities at WCLC for volunteers to use their talents and desire to help others.

WCLC Volunteer Gail Baccetti

Tutor

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy. There is no requirement for a teaching degree or foreign language experience.

What: WCLC tutors provide instruction in:

Adult Basic Education (ABE); provide literacy support to individuals in reading, writing and math.

English as Second Language (ESL); support adults in their effort to speak, read, write and understand English.

● Citizenship Preparation; prepare individuals for the naturalization test and interview.

 

● Jail Literacy; provide literacy opportunities in reading, writing and math.


● General Education Degree (GED); prepare students for the GED examination.

When: Tutors typically teach students for a minimum of one time per week. Sessions range from one to two hours. Tutors and students set the class schedule, picking a day and time convenient to both.

Where: Tutoring sessions are held at the local library most convenient for the tutor and student. Other public approved locations may serve as tutoring locations. WCLC also offers rewarding teaching opportunities at the Walworth County Jail.

How: Tutors and students are matched based on criteria that include the student’s need and language ability, the tutor’s teaching interest, and the location preference and time availability of both. Educational materials, including teacher manuals and student workbooks, are provided. Support and training opportunities are available to all tutors.

Marketing and Public Relations

Who: Volunteers must be dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

 

What:

● Create and implement marketing and promotional, ideas, events, or campaigns.

● Promote WCLC through brochure distribution, presentations or programs.

When: As needed.


Where: WCLC office in Elkhorn, public location or volunteer’s home.


How: Collaborate with WCLC staff and/or other volunteers.

Fundraising and Event Planning

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

 

What:

● Develop ideas for fundraising and event programs.


● Coordinate, participate in occasional or regularly planned events.

 

● Chair or co-chair committee.

When: As needed.


Where: WCLC office in Elkhorn, public location or volunteer’s home.

 

How: Collaborate with WCLC staff and/or other volunteers.

Social Media Communication

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

 

What: Manage and regularly update social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

 

When: As needed.


Where: Volunteer choice.

How: Collaborate with WCLC staff.

Translation

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

 

What: Translate WCLC documents from English to another language, or vice versa.


When: As needed.


Where: Volunteer choice.

How: Collaborate with WCLC staff.

Administrative Assistance

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

 

What: Data entry, recordkeeping, phone calls, emails.


When: As needed.


Where: WCLC office in Elkhorn, and/or volunteer’s home.

How: Collaborate with WCLC staff.

Board of Directors

Who: Volunteers must be at minimum 18 years old and dedicated to the mission of adult literacy.

What: The Board of Directors of Walworth County Literacy Council is responsible for overseeing the mission and strategic direction of the organization and for ensuring effective governance of fiscally sound programs. As such, the Board of Directors has four broad areas of responsibility:

● Fiscal


● Governance


● Program Oversight


● Ambassadorship Responsibilities

 

When: Board members attend regularly scheduled board meetings, committee meetings, and occasional organizational events and training.

 

Where: Board meetings are held at the Walworth County Job Center, Elkhorn.

 

How: In collaboration with WCLC board members, staff, volunteers and community supporters, each board member will contribute to the overall mission of WCLC.

Thank You For Your Interest in the Literacy Council

“In life people are divided by land or sea, religion or principle, language or culture. Some of these are impossible to remedy. But language, the gift of expression and understanding, is something we can help provide one another. Whether it is the gift of reading or speech, these are precious gifts that cost nothing but our free time and whose value is immeasurable.”

Eric V., Tutor in Lake Geneva

Apply to Volunteer

Please complete both forms and email or mail to WCLC:

●  Volunteer Application

●  Volunteer Responsibilities and Policies Document

For more information please contact:

wclcinfo@gmail.com

 

262-475-9180