Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Please follow the steps below to begin the process of becoming a volunteer tutor, a Partnership for Literacy Rehabilitation (PLR) Tutor at the jail, or a Non-Instructional Volunteer.
To become a volunteer tutor, please start by filling out the following form.
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Attend the introductory tutor training session. This training is 2 hours long. It covers an overview of The Literacy Center and the various types of volunteer roles, an overview of the types of learners we assist, and materials and resources.
Training sessions occur every month. To register, contact the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to attend and she will let you know when the next volunteer tutor training is scheduled.
Attend various professional opportunities. We typically offer a variety of professional and social opportunities throughout the year. Please consult our events page for information regarding upcoming trainings.
If you are interested in the Partnership for Literacy Rehabilitation (PLR) program at Coconino County Jail, please note this program requires training with the jail in addition to standard volunteer tutor training TLC. Please first complete steps 1-5 above to become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor.
When you register for the initial training, be sure to state your interest in being involved with the PLR program. The Program Director will contact you with more information about training dates and other relevant information.
PLR Step 1
Read the following Coconino County Jail Facilitator Handbook and submit a Coconino County Jail Volunteer Clearance Application below to email@example.com
If you have specific questions about the Coconino County Detention Facility policies and protocols, please contact the County Jail at (928) 226-5211
Volunteers interested in working in the Coconino County Detention Facility (jail) must attend an on-site jail orientation in addition to completing TLC training specific to our PLR program. These two trainings can occur in any order.
For upcoming days and times, please consult our events calendar. During the TLC training specific to our PLR program, you will learn about jail policies about working with incarcerated learners.
You’ll also go over the jail curriculum in detail and learn about the nuances of balancing employment literacy, basic literacy, and poetry/creative writing lessons to prepare learners for employment and life after release from detention.
PLR Step 3
Complete at least one observation of an existing jail class. You must be approved to enter the jail and have already attended the mandatory jail orientation to schedule this observation. Your observation should be followed by a brief reflection which you email to the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by clicking the link below.
The Literacy Center also has training sessions for volunteers who are interested in non-instructional opportunities such as conducting initial learner assessments and progress assessments for ongoing learners.
We also have periodic professional development offerings for our literacy tutor volunteers. In addition, staff will provide individualized support and training sessions as necessary for specific programs. Please feel free to inquire about any of these additional training opportunities.