What do Literacy Volunteer’s Do?

The majority of Ontario’s literacy volunteers tutor adult learners. One-to-one or in small groups, they help students with reading, writing and numeracy skills. In 2009, the breakdown of instructional styles in community literacy organizations looked like this:

Models of Literacy Instruction (2009)

Volunteers also give their time to wide variety of other tasks within literacy organizations. These include:

  • Board Governance
  • Committee work
  • Office and Administrative work
  • Fundraising
  • Special events
  • Computer support