Volunteers at CFLC make a difference.
Our literacy programs rely on volunteer power to make a difference in the lives of adult learners in the Cape Fear region.
Your support helps us to fulfill our mission: to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger Wilmington.
Learn more about the vital role that our volunteers play here at the Cape Fear Literacy Council:
- Trained and certified volunteer instructors aid program staff in providing direct educational services to adult learners.
- Our Partners in Literacy work with staff to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, coordinate fundraisers, and other events, and keep our building and grounds intact.
- Auxiliary volunteers give their time to support us with bulk mailings, covering reception, and other important administrative efforts.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Cape Fear Literacy Council we will be happy to assist you! Do you have questions or want more information? Use the form below to send us a message or call our office at (910) 251-0911.
Want to know about tutoring at CFLC? See details below.
Become a Tutor
Adult learners at the Cape Fear Literacy Council meet one-on-one with tutors throughout the year, focusing on skills necessary for them to achieve their personal, educational, or employment goals. Small group sessions and/or classes are also available. During the Covid-19 pandemic, tutoring is taking place both remotely and on our campus, by appointment.
In order to become a tutor for the Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language program, volunteers must:
- Be 18 or older and a high school graduate. No teaching experience or foreign language proficiency is required.
- Complete a 9-hour tutor training workshop for Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language to become Pro-Literacy Certified.
- Have time to teach! We ask one-on-one tutors to commit to teaching 3 hours/week plus prep for at least six months. Class instructors commit to 1.5-3 hours/week for eight-week sessions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BECOMING A TUTOR:
If you would like more information about Tutor Training opportunities and schedules, please contact Nancy Woolley, Adult Literacy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren Rogers, ESL Director, at email@example.com.
Become an Admin Volunteer
We understand that tutoring may not be the right fit for everyone, and we have many volunteers who give their time to help us in non-instructional capacities. It truly takes a village to fuel our programs, and there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that happens here at the Literacy Council. We currently need administrative support for our programs —
Description: Front desk reception coverage from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers must be 18+, and ideally should be able to commit to at least one morning per week on an ongoing basis.
Duties of this role include: Greet students and tutors as they arrive and help them find study rooms/supplies. Make copies, answer phones, and transfer calls, clean/prep tutor rooms, work on mailings/program projects as needed. Coordinate with program staff in Building B for student/tutor questions and needs.
To inquire about volunteering, please submit an email with the subject ADMIN VOLUNTEER to: firstname.lastname@example.org