Literacy group seeks volunteers tutors

  • Sep. 7, 2009 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by Beng Favreau-Many of us take reading for granted. But around 40 per cent of adults in British Columbia do not have the literacy skills they need to fully participate and succeed in their everyday life.Literacy Haida Gwaii is a non-profit adult and family literacy organization that provides assistance to adults who want to upgrade their literacy skills, but they need your help. They are currently seeking volunteer tutors.Funded by BC Adult Literacy cost-shared program and Northwest Community College, Literacy Haida Gwaii hosts the free community tutoring initiative. Students are matched with volunteers who act as tutors either on a one-to-one confidential tutoring setting or small group tutoring environment.”The goal of the program is to help adults improve their literacy skills in reading, writing, math or basic computer skills, ” explains Beng Favreau, Community Literacy Coordinator for Literacy Haida Gwaii. “These are Canadians who are realizing how important it is for them to learn to read, go back to school, or take up adult upgrading courses. All they want is to strengthen their literacy foundation so that they can move on to the next step of their lives. As a community, we need to support and help them fulfill that dream.”Currently there are over 10 students on the waiting list requesting help from volunteer tutors. The program has flexible hours that can be matched with tutor schedules. If you can spare about two hours a week and love to share your passion in reading or in math, do consider being a tutor for Literacy Haida Gwaii. Tutor training will commence in early October. Volunteers can borrow free resource materials from Literacy Haida Gwaii or gain free access to online resource lending library. Please leave a phone message at 559-8398 or 1-866-559-9065 if you would like to volunteer.

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