County Committee Member

Each county committee is tasked with assisting in student outreach, volunteer recruitment and annual fundraising. This may include distributing flyers in local communities, hosting tables and local events, speaking at local events, or asking for donations from area businesses or individuals. You do not have to do all of these things, but we are looking for volunteers that can do some of these things and work with the committee members to help accomplish all of them.

Classroom Assistants

The East Central Area Literacy Council in partnership with East Central College is seeking individuals interested in serving as tutors for adult education and English language acquisition classes offered in Rolla, St. James, Sullivan, Hermann, Montgomery City, Owensville, Pacific, Union, Washington, St. Clair and Cuba.

No special academic degrees are required to be a tutor.  East Central Area Literacy Council volunteer tutors must:

  1. Complete New Tutor Training at East Central Area Literacy Council (approximately 3 hours – training is free and is scheduled regularly).
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Be willing to undergo a criminal background check through Missouri Automated Criminal History System Name Search at and National Sex Offender check at

“Tutors will work one-on-one with individuals who either desire to acquire English language skills or prepare to take the test to earn citizenship.  ELA tutors need to be fluent in English and sensitive to cultural differences.”

“For the English Language Acquisition program we need tutors to work with adults who are learning and developing the language skills necessary for living and working in the community, stated Steven Campbell, literacy council board member.

“Our volunteer tutors have the opportunity to work with adults on reading, math, writing or high school equivalency test preparation,” Whalen said. “Following their three hours of training and orientation, the volunteers are making a commitment of just a few hours a week to tutor someone.”

“At this time we have 34 students enrolled in the English Language Acquisition classes we are offering in Rolla, Washington and Union,” noted Alice Whalen, director of adult education and literacy at ECC.  “In order to accommodate more students we need additional tutors.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor with the East Central Area Literacy Council, you can complete the following form or send an email with the information to

Volunteer Registration

First Name *
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What is your highest education level? *
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What days and times are you available?
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