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The Drake University Adult Literacy Center seeks dedicated volunteers

Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center is searching for volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing and comprehension. Volunteers should be able to communicate effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds and must be willing to learn.

Two mandatory training sessions for new volunteers will take place Friday, June 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sessions will meet in room B13 in the School of Education, 3206 University Ave. New volunteers will learn background on the
causes of reading difficulties, how to plan and conduct a tutoring
session and how to use tutoring materials.
Preregistration is requested. A makeup session is slated for September, dates TBD.

Anyone 18 and older is eligible and welcome to volunteer. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment, working twice a week one-on-one with an adult for an hour per session.

Through the work of volunteers, the Drake University Adult Literacy Center improves the quality of adults’ lives by helping them learn to read, write and comprehend.

The Adult Literacy Center has been part of the Drake University School of Education since 1976. The Center is staffed by volunteers from the Drake and greater Des Moines communities who are dedicated to literacy and community outreach.

For more information and a tutor application, visit the Adult Literacy Center website or contact Anne Murr at 515-271-3982, or anne.murr@drake.edu.