Volunteer with the NLLLC

We are actively recruiting volunteer literacy tutors across Newfoundland and Labrador. We believe that if you can read, you can teach somebody else to read. Thus, if you’re reading this you can have an immense, positive impact in someone’s life. You don’t need to be a teacher to tutor, just value the right to read and write.

We offer tutor training workshops to volunteers and groups engaged in helping adults improve their literacy skills. Our training includes: orientation to literacy, reading and writing strategies, learning styles, teaching materials, getting started and lesson planning. If you have a few hours a week to help another person reach their potential, NLLLC needs you. Please contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities in your area or call us to find out how to get involved as a council or committee member.

General Volunteer Information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on a local literacy council or committee, or if you wish to become a volunteer tutor, please complete and return the volunteer application form in PDF format that you will find at the bottom of this section. Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of 6 months. A clear certificate of conduct will be required.

Volunteer Tutor Information

Volunteer tutors are expected to attend a mandatory Basic Tutor Training Workshop. This is usually a 12 hr workshop that provides tutors with an introduction to NLLLC as well as specific training on the Laubach Way to Read materials. Workshops are scheduled on an as needed basis. From time to time there will be supplementary workshops available to volunteer tutors as well.

We ask tutors to make a minimum commitment of 2 hrs per week to the one to one volunteer tutoring program. Both the student and the tutor will agree on the time and place for tutoring. Lessons are student centred and developed between the student and tutor.

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