Volunteer positions are available for Ozarks Technical Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy classes, which will be held this fall in the following counties: Greene, Stone, Taney, Christian, Webster, Polk, Dallas, Laclede and Wright. Schedules vary by location. Most volunteers average 2-3 hours of work per week.
Adult Education and Literacy volunteers assist instructors in preparing adults for the high school equivalency test (HiSet). Prior teaching experience is not required and free training is provided. Volunteers may help with math, language arts, reading, or clerical and record-keeping needs. Additionally, OTC’s AEL program is accepting volunteers for its English as a Second Language classes, which will also be held this fall.
Qualifications to be an AEL volunteer include a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Volunteers should be able to relate to a variety of people and maintain student confidentiality. Successful volunteers also possess the following traits: patience, optimism, friendliness, a sense of humor and the desire to make a difference in someone’s life.
Persons interested in learning more about becoming an Adult Education and Literacy volunteer may contact Kathy Funk, literacy coordinator, at 417-447-8865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.