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GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

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Are you willing to teach adult learners how to read? Tutors meet with their students at any one of the 17 Brevard Public Libraries.

 

No, you do not have to be a teacher, just have a love of reading. LAB has a need for tutors from Mims to Palm Bay! LAB will provide the training and the materials you willl need.

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TUTORS

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Literacy for Adults in Brevard(LAB) is entirely operated by volunteers.

 

Our work also includes: writing, computer knowledge, social media talents, attending local events representing LAB, office skills, getting grants, managing materials, distributing materials and whatever else we need to do to make residents of Brevard aware of Literacy for Adults in Brevard.

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OPERATIONS

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS FOR LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN BREVARD

JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Established in 1971, Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) is a 501 (c) (3), all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to teaching literacy skills to the adult residents of Brevard County so that they may reach their full potential in their families, workplace, and community. We are seeking committed individuals to join our Board of Directors to engage in identifying and securing financial resources, partnerships, connections, and to govern and oversee the direction of the organization. The Board member will serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization within the community. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the 16% of residents in Brevard County who cannot read a simple sentence.

 

Board members serve a two-year term, attend 6 -8Board meetings a year and serve on a committee to further the goals of LAB. Approximate time commitment is 5 -8hours a month.

ABOUT LAB

When the original organization, Brevard Adult Literacy Volunteers, wasfounded in Titusville, the focus was on teaching reading to the migrants who worked in the fields. The program has had many distinct outreach efforts overthe past 50 years buthas remained true to the basic tenet: one –on –one tutoring in the public libraries across the county. After they are assessed, adult learners meet with their tutor once a week for a minimum of 60 –90 minutes. All materials are provided at no cost.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in Literacy

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others

  • ​Experience in business, education, and other professional sectors (teaching, legal, finance, grant writing, marketing, social media, fundraising, community relations) is desired

REQUIREMENTS

  • Serve for a minimum of 2 years

  • Commit to a personal annual fundraising goal (give or get) which results in a financial contribution

  • Resident of Brevard County

  • Support of Board fundraising activities, including attendance and participation

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, and 3 references to literacyforadultsinbrevard@gmail.com. Potential candidates will be invited for a phone interview and meeting with an active Board Member. Board Member positions are elected positions that are approved monthly upon completion of application review and reference checks.