Join The Literacy Center's dedicated team of volunteers.
Tutors provide one-to-one instruction to adults in our Basic Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency programs. Students in the Basic Adult Literacy program study the fundamentals of reading and writing, while High School Equivalency students study Math, Language, Science and Social Studies. You can let us know your preference – no one is required to be an expert in all of these fields. Whether you’re an English Major or a Sudoku expert, so long as you have patience, empathy, and a willingness to help others, we encourage you to submit a volunteer information form.
The Talking Library was created in March 2020, and was originally intended to host some recorded stories for our Basic Adult Literacy students. It has now grown to feature more than 60 volunteers readers, and includes public domain-texts read by educators, students, adult education advocates, legal professionals, and notable figures such as Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and our Senators for Indiana.
Volunteer readers do exactly what you’d expect: they read, from the comfort of their own homes, and record it for us. All you need to do is email email@example.com to let us know you’re interested, but make sure you check out our FAQs first.
We hold two fundraisers a year: our Scrabble Tournament in the Spring and Online Holiday Auction in the Fall. Volunteers in this area can help in either event, and there are unique tasks attached to each one. We often need table judges, help with set-up, and general assistance with our Scrabble Tournament, and help soliciting donations for our Holiday Online Auction. If you’re interested in helping, fill out a volunteer information form.
Current Covid-19 Precautions: The 2021 Scrabble Tournament has been postponed until 2022. More information will be posted in the coming months.
Board Members are people devoted to the success of The Literacy Center and our students. They act as consultants in all areas – from non-profit management to fundraising. You can meet our current Board of Directors here. Board Meetings are bi-monthly, and require in-person or virtual attendance. If you’re interested, please fill out a volunteer information form.