YOU CAN HELP
10 Things Everyone Can Do
Adult Learners in Salt Lake and Davis Counties need YOU!
many volunteers. We are always in need of good volunteers
to work as tutors, on our Board of Trustees, in our
office, and on special projects. We appreciate your help
in whatever way you wish to serve. For more information
about any of these volunteer opportunities, please call us
at 265-9081. We are happy to answer your questions.
(Please note that attending a Tutor
Training Workshop is usually the first step to helping
us because it helps you better understand who we are and
what we do.)
Tutors Needed! Click
Here more Information.
- Networkers Needed! Are you
interested? Do you like to talk on the telephone or
communicate through e-mail? Do you like hearing about what
other tutors and their adult learners are doing?
Networkers are tutors who also contact 5-6 tutors monthly
to share information. Call 265-9081 to find out more.
-Tutor Trainers Needed!
Are you ready? Trainers are tutors with at least one
year’s tutoring experience who lead training segments in
addition to being tutors. Call 265-9081 to find out more.
Here for a Donation Form in PDF format*. Any amount is
appreciated. Thank You!!
10 Things YOU Can Do
to Support Literacy:
1. Be a
The demands of our workplaces and our world are changing.
Brush up on your skills.
2. Encourage others to be lifelong learners.
Support your friends and family members who are considering
improving their skills--whether it be reading and
getting a High School Diploma or GED, or learning computers
and other skills.
3. Read to your child.
Studies show that parents are the most important teachers of
their children. Children learn the importance of
those closest to them.
4. Volunteer to tutor.
Many literacy programs are small and depend on the involvement
of local community members. They are glad to
to potential volunteers.
5. Volunteer to support an education program in other ways.
Many literacy programs do not have the funds to pay for
support staff and welcome volunteers to help answer
help with mailings, and provide other office support.
6. Support friends who want to participate in a literacy
If someone you know wants to participate in a literacy
program, offer to take care of their children while they
attend class or drive the learner to and from classes.
7. Donate equipment or other materials.
If your work or home office is getting a new copier, fax
machine or computer, consider donating the old
equipment to a
literacy program in your community.
8. Donate money.
All literacy programs combined serve fewer than 10% of the
people with literacy needs. More money allows
more people to
get the help they need.
9. Start a literacy program in your office or workplace.
Make sure your office or workplace provides training to
employees and that courses are presented as a positive
opportunity to improve skills.
10. Strengthen the links between literacy programs and
other community groups.
If you volunteer at another program in your community—such as
a homeless shelter—make sure the Center's
staff are aware of
literacy programs and how to refer potential learners to them.
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Literacy Action Center - 3595 South Main Street,
Salt Lake City, UT 84115-4434
Phone: (801) 265-9081
Fax: (801) 265-9643
No person shall be denied services
because of race, religion, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.