Orillia & District Literacy Council
We help adults with reading, writing, spelling, and math, along with essential skills and computer basics. Anyone over the age of 19 is welcome to join our FREE learning programs. Some students prefer to work on their own while being guided by a trained staff or volunteer while others like the comfort of learning in a small group. We customize it to your needs. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Without these kind and generous people, we would not be able to help the countless people who seek our help. Call us today and talk to us about how you want to be involved in our vibrant organization. You can also email us. We look forward to speaking with you!
Tutor – Become a tutor – Teaching experience is not necessary to be a tutor because we give you the training needed to have a successful learning experience with your learner and provide you with the learning materials to use. Tutors typically meet with their learner twice a week for a couple of hours. Due to the training involved and student commitment, we ask our tutors to make a one-year commitment.
Committee Membership – Guiding the function and operation of the organization: Policy and Procedure – Create policies and guidelines for the staff and the Council; Human Resources – Look at succession planning and emergency transitions and help plan for the future; Communications and Fundraising – Show your creative side by writing articles for the local media to keep our brand newsworthy and raise our profile in the community. Working with our Outreach Coordinator, our goal is to keep in contact with social service agencies to encourage them to refer their clients in need of skill upgrading to us and to keep the community current on our programs. We have a long history of raising funds in our community. Why? Because everyone involved has lots of fun. Some of our fundraising events include a dinner hosted by our local MP, a Snowmobile Ride with a delicious chili lunch, the always hilarious Dragon Boat Race, and Tag Days which is a great way to spread the word about us. New fundraising suggestions are encouraged so tell us your great ideas and get involved; Board Development – Help us to reach out to the community to recruit new board members and keep our current board members well informed and trained.
Volunteer Positions Available and Description