DMACC’s Adult Literacy Center Calls for Volunteers

Posted 8/2/2021

​Volunteers are needed to help an adult improve his or her literacy skills

  • The DMACC Urban Campus Offers a Free Two-Hour Training Session to Demonstrate How to Support Adults’ Literacy Learning.

  • Volunteers Meet One-to-One to Assist Adults with Literacy Learning.

  • Volunteer Training Sessions are Offered at Three Different Upcoming Times.

Volunteer to help an adult improve his or her literacy skills. Those enrolled in the DMACC Adult Literacy Center (ALC) benefit from one-to-one assistance as they work toward their education goals.

The ALC serves any adult who needs to improve reading, writing and or speaking skills. To refer someone for services, use the contact information listed below.

“Our program volunteers perform a life-changing, life-improving service to many people throughout our community,” said Dr. Anne Howsare-Boyens, Provost of the DMACC Urban Campus. “It’s an important and very rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Attend a 2-hour training session on the DMACC Urban Campus or virtually to learn how to support adults' literacy learning

  • Meet 1½ hours a week with an assigned adult at a time that is convenient for you and your student

  • Meet virtually or in person at the DMACC Urban Campus, at an area library or other public sites in the community

  • Make a one-year commitment to meet with your assigned adult student

No previous teaching experience is necessary. Come ready to learn!

Volunteer training sessions are scheduled for (choose one):

  • Tues., Aug. 17th from 10 a.m. to noon

  • Tues., Aug. 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. or

  • Wed., Aug. 18th from 5 to 7 p.m.

To register for an Adult Literacy Volunteer Training Session, email vlmerrifield@dmacc.edu, call 515-248-7517, or go to hhttps://www.dmacc.edu/urban/alc for more information and a Volunteer Application. The DMACC Adult Literacy Center is located on the DMACC Urban Campus, 1100 7th St., Bldg. 1.


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