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Tavares, Florida 32778


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Literacy Volunteer (Various Libraries) *NEW*
Public Resources
Library Services


Location
Tavares or a Lake County Library

Minimum Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years old; be dependable and prompt; be able to relate well to a variety of people; be willing to maintain the confidentiality of the learners; have good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; have basic computer skills; and be flexible and patient.
Job Summary

Literacy volunteers make it possible for the Lake County Library System Adult Literacy Program to assist English-speaking and non-English-speaking adjults improve their English literacy skills.  there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  Opportunities include:  tutor, tutor mentor, learner orientation, computer and learning lab assistant, and program assistant.  

 

Volunteer opportunities include:
 
Tutor
Encourage and support the adult learners by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning; respecting them and involving them in decisions about the learning process; selecting materials and approaches that are suitable for the adult learners’ ability and needs; supporting them and praising them for their efforts rather than criticizing them; guiding them in adopting behaviors appropriate to this culture; and meeting regularly and punctually. In addition, you are responsible to track learner progress through regular assessments and submit monthly reports. Please refer to Literacy Volunteer Handbook for additional guidance.
 
Tutor Mentor
Improve communication between tutors, literacy contacts, and the literacy coordinator by supporting new tutors as they transition from training to actual tutoring. It may include telephone support; email support; and/or face to face meetings to provide information about the program, materials, resources, library ‘rules’ and processes. Please refer to Literacy Volunteer Handbook for additional guidance.
 
Learner Orientation
To more effectively engage new learners you will meet with the learner to complete or review the learner information form; review the learner agreement; conduct an assessment appropriate for their goals/needs (basic, ELL, Pre-GED, or other); provide them with an orientation to the program; and disseminate information regarding the ANR collection, web-based learning opportunities, self-study options, mini-courses and conversation groups. You will be responsible to contact the learner to schedule the orientation appointment and complete and submit an orientation summary packet. Please refer to Literacy Volunteer Handbook for additional guidance.
 
Computer and Learning Lab Assistant
Support learners as they navigate the internet and use learning materials by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning; respecting them and involving them in decisions about the learning process; and by being well prepared and knowledgeable of resources that meet the needs and interests of the learners. You will be responsible to submit a monthly attendance sheet. Please refer to Literacy Volunteer Handbook for additional guidance.
 
Program Assistant
You will support the literacy coordinator or literacy contact by managing data entry; completing office duties as requested to include, for example, copying and labeling; contacting volunteer tutors, adult learners, and/or literacy staff; managing room reservations; and other administrative duties. Please refer to Literacy Volunteer Handbook for additional guidance.
 
 
This volunteer opportunity requires several duties:
Gen General responsibilities:
Noti Notify the literacy contact or literacy coordinator of any change in schedule, volunteer location, and/or concerns or requests; successful completion of initial training; a minimum of one professional development training per calendar year; commit to at least 1 year to the Literacy Program, and be available for blocks of time no less than 3 consecutive months. In any volunteer role, you will relay concerns, issues, questions, and comments as appropriate (so resolutions, information, or answers can be provided) to the literacy contact and/or literacy coordinator.
 
 
Education, Experience and Americans With Disabilities Requirements
1.     Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
2.     Requires completion of high school education.
3.     Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis.
4.     Volunteer will be required to pass a background check.  Must have a valid Florida driver's license.

Contact

Lake County Volunteer Services at (352) 343-9596 or jnelson@lakecountyfl.gov

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