If you’re compassionate and like to help others, than you are exactly the type of person Cyndi Johnston, coordinator of the adult education program at Spoon River College, is looking for. Johnston is seeking volunteer tutors for students enrolled in the GED, ESL (English as a Second Language), and adult literacy programs at SRC sites in Canton, Havana, and Rushville.
“Every year I do a call-out for volunteers, and every year, I’m rewarded with amazing people who answer that call,” said Johnston. “I currently have 26 volunteers for Macomb, but I desperately need volunteers at all of our other sites.”
Johnston stresses that no special education or degree is required. “We provide the training and the hours are flexible,” said Johnston. “Our volunteers come in all ages. Some are retired, some are still working. They are a diverse group, but they all have one thing in common – they give 100% to our students. The need for tutors is great, the time commitment is minimal, and tutors and students both benefit so much from the interaction.”
For more information about being a tutor, contact Johnston at (309) 833-6038. For more information about the Adult Education program at SRC and the services offered, visit www.src.edu and click on GED/Literacy link under the Academics tab.