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.

Tutors and Digital Navigators at Local Libraries

The East Central Area Literacy Council has partnered with many local libraries to support students that cannot attend an in-person class. In these circumstances, students may participate via Zoom. The curriculum used at the class sites is available in the local library for students to use, though they cannot check it out with a library card. Volunteers can also be provided a set of curriculum at the local branch to use with the student.

Classroom Assistants and Classroom Tutors

The East Central Area Literacy Council in partnership with East Central College is seeking individuals interested in serving as classroom assistants and/or tutors for adult education and English language acquisition classes offered in Rolla, Sullivan, Montgomery City, Owensville, 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

Classroom assistants support the work of the instructor by handing out course materials, monitoring student progress, and assisting with technology.

Tutors work one-on-one with individuals or small groups who either desire to pass the high school equivalency test, acquire English language skills or prepare to take the test to earn citizenship.  English language 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,” Alice Whalen, director for the adult education program said. “Following their three hours of training and orientation, the volunteers are making a commitment of just a few hours a week.”

If you are interested in becoming a classroom assistant or 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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