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Tri-State Literacy Council and Mingo County Public Libraries are seeking volunteers to work with adults at libraries in Mingo County, helping them learn to read, write, and do basic math.

"Volunteering as a literacy or math tutor gives you an opportunity to make lasting, positive changes in the lives of individuals in your community," ProLiteracy Certified Tutor Trainer Samantha Knauff said.

"To see the independence that comes from learning to read after you have been working with someone for weeks or months is an incredible experience. We have watched adult learners earn a high school equivalency diploma, obtain a driver's license, read a recipe and make their own grocery list, or read to

their children for the very first time."

Volunteers are required to attend a face-to-face training session through ProLiteracy Worldwide, conducted by Tri-State Literacy Council Director Samantha Knauff.

Training will be held at Kermit Public Library on June 20, 2019. Training will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Training, materials, and lunch will be provided at no cost to volunteers. Volunteers will learn the basics of tutoring reading to adults. No previous teaching or tutoring experience is required.

Interested prospective tutors should contact Knauff at the Cabell County Public Library, Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 304-528-5700, x 155; or email literacy@cabell.lib.wv.us.