Volunteer Opportunity : Become a Literacy Tutor

Contributed by Beth Bauer

Adams County Literacy Council

Looking For A Few Good People

Interested in giving back,  volunteering, changing lives?  The Adams County Literacy Council (ACLC) is looking for volunteer tutors.  The mission of the ACLC is to change lives through literacy.  You do not need to be a teacher or to speak a foreign language.  If you have two to five hours a week, a college degree or are enrolled in a college program, you can be a tutor.  If you are a teacher, retired or currently employed, your services will be valued also!

Lake Heritage Literacy Volunteers organized a team for the Trivia Fund Raiser Event held on April 4, 2017. The team called the Lake Literati was made up of L to R, Pat Thorsen, David Young, Judith Young, Agnes Reuter, Victoria Reuter, Sylvan Hershey, Lynne Hershey, Bill Bauer, and Beth Bauer. No all are tutors but all support this worthwhile effort.

The ACLC offers free tutor training periodically on Saturdays from 9 to 3 pm with a free lunch! The next class is offered on April 22 at the ACLC office.  You can be trained to help adult students.  The ACLC needs tutors to work with:

ESL (English as a Second Language), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and GED (General Education Degree) students.

The ACLC office is located at 1685 Baltimore Pike in Gettysburg.   The office is right behind Tripwire, just a mile from the Lake Heritage Gatehouse.  There are several Lake Heritage residents who are tutors for ACLC.  We often meet our students at the office or at the Library in town. Tutoring times are flexible.   Some tutors meet with a small group of students.  Some tutors work one-on-one.  ACLC has a multitude of books and resources to use when tutoring.

For further information, connect with the ACLC directly by calling Amanda Garner, Education Coordinator, at 717-479-7032 or by emailing Amanda at abgarner@iu12.org.  You can also contact me for first-hand input at 201-874-0540 or email me at bethbauer55@gmail.com.

Tutoring adult peers in our community who are trying to better their lives and the lives of their families is a rewarding experience.  When they pass a GED test, when they get the job, when they get the driver’s license, or when they share that they could help their child with homework, you are right there doing it too!