Please complete and submit the Volunteer Application at least one week before your Orientation date in order to begin volunteering quickly after your training. Applications will be accepted within the week leading up to an Orientation date, but your start time will likely be delayed due to the time it takes to receive a background check. For the sake of our students, all volunteers must agree to a background check (at no cost to you).
When you have completed your application, you can get it to us a number of ways:
Mail it or bring it to the BLC in person (4825 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45416; map below)
Attach it to your Orientation registration form (below)
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 3:00-5:30 p.m. Orientations are held in the classroom at the Brunner Literacy Center on Salem Avenue. Our address is: 4825 Salem Ave Dayton, OH 45416
Our volunteers come from many walks of life: engineers, teachers, nurses, research analysts, accountants, homemakers, carpenters, mechanics, and artists. A tutor’s background does not matter as much as possessing a sincere willingness to help others.
Our tutors are:
Dedicated people who enjoy sharing their gifts and knowledge
Compassionate individuals who understand others’ needs
Respectful partners who are willing to be flexible in their tutoring methods and plans for meeting their students' educational goals
There are lots of ways to help! In addition to tutoring, some of our volunteer needs include:
Custodial/General cleaning help
The BLC offers regular training workshops for new volunteers. Workshops are free to attend and are an excellent way for you to get to know us and our work!
You may also express your interest by completing the RSVP form above. Just note that your submission does not guarantee your seat for that workshop. After we receive your information, we will contact you to confirm your seat if availability exists for your preferred date. Calling us is the faster way to make your reservation! All workshops take place at our Salem Plaza location regardless of which of our location(s) you choose to serve.
For more detailed information, please view the Volunteer Receptionist and Tutor job descriptions below.