Did you know that 22% of our local population has difficulty reading the newspaper, directions to their medications, and instructions because of low literacy? Literacy Volunteers of Bangor needs volunteers willing to help adult students to meet their learning goals, since the demand consistently outpaces the resources. We serve both adults who are learning English as another language and native speakers who struggle with reading and/or writing. Patience and a willingness to work with those who have typically been unsuccessful in traditional school settings are important characteristics for volunteers interested in teaching adults to read. Patience and respect for native cultures and customs are important qualities for volunteers interested in teaching English as another language.
Training is required.