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Nonprofit seeks volunteers to assist in life skills learning

January 12, 2019
The Tri-State Literacy Council is seeking volunteers. Training begins Saturday, Feb. 2.

HUNTINGTON — Tri-State Literacy Council (TSLC) is seeking volunteers to work with adults in libraries and community centers, helping them learn to read, write, do math, and for some to accomplish basic life skills, and for others to acquire basic computer skills.

“Volunteering as a literacy or math tutor gives you an opportunity to engage in your community and make lasting, positive changes in the lives of individuals and families,” Director and ProLiteracy Certified Tutor Trainer Samantha Knauff said.

“There is always gratification in teaching someone something, but in helping an adult learn to read, or read better, you give them the tools to reach personal and professional goals.”

Volunteers with Tri-State Literacy Council are required to attend a six-hour face-to-face training session, as well as complete six hours of training online through the parent organization, ProLiteracy Worldwide.

The face-to-face training will take place in the TSLC Learning Center on the third floor of the Cabell County Public Library, Main. The training session will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and will last until 3 p.m. Training, materials, and lunch will be provided at no cost to prospective volunteers.

Volunteers will learn the basics of tutoring reading to adults.

TSLC is a nonprofit organization of volunteers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, working to raise the literacy levels of adults.

Interested prospective tutors should contact Knauff at the TSLC Learning Center in the Cabell County Public Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 304-528-5700 ext. 155 or prospective tutors can email her at literacy@cabell.lib.wv.us.

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