If you are interested in volunteer work, please consider working with the Barron County Area Literacy Council. Call 715-637-5797!
- What is the time commitment?
Students and tutors meet once or twice a week for one to one and a half hours each session. The duration of the tutoring depends on the goals of the student and the tutor’s schedule. A nine month commitment is desirable.
- Will I be provided with training and teaching materials?
Yes, tutor training is provided before being assigned a student. Teaching materials are provided free of charge to volunteer tutors.
- Where do I meet with my student?
Meeting locations are discussed during tutor training. Many tutors use libraries or churches. The Literacy Council is available to assist tutors in locating a meeting place.
- What qualifications do I need to be a tutor?
If you can read and have the desire to work with people, you can be a tutor to someone who needs help with literacy.
- How is the Barron County Literacy Council Funded?
The council is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteer tutors and a board of directors. Funds received from the United Way, together with other donations, are used for operating costs, tutor training and purchasing books.