Trident Literacy offers you multiple ways as a volunteer to make a difference in someone’s life.
Teaching adults is not about immediate gratification. It requires a commitment to the students. Although it isn’t a short-term volunteer effort, it is a truly satisfying and rewarding opportunity to help someone change their life permanently for the better.
I consider it a basic need to help somebody improve their life. One young fellow who got his GED this year expressed to me that I helped change his life. I think that’s something we can do because it’s real in that they have a sense of accomplishment.
- Bob King
I coach and I love sports and I wanted to take that skill and apply it to helping adults learn how to read and learn math and learn how to think so they can get jobs that pay more so they can do what they want and reach further in their lives. This seemed to be a great opportunity. I hit the ground running and I feel like I can contribute and see the fruits of my labor.
- Pam Collins
I’ve been a volunteer for two years, tutoring math. I volunteer because there’s two different models of giving. One is to give a person a fish and the other is to teach a person to teach. I participate with charities that do both and I actually find the teaching to be more rewarding.
- Jim Calhoun
I volunteer because I want to help. My TV station has covered stories for Trident Literacy in the past. I’ve been wanting to do more in my community and this is a way I thought I could be effective.
The students are fun and supportive and are here to learn. I’m happy I can help them.
- Melanie Creech
Mary Deanne Bernstein
I cannot imagine being incapable of reading. I think everyone should be able to read, not only for pleasure but also to be able to understand things in day to day life.
I’ve been helping one student twice a week with reading skills and vocabulary, and using whole words and vowel sounds. She’s been a great student.
- Mary Deanne Bernstein
Many of our volunteers keep lifelong friendships with the students they teach!
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Volunteer Tutor
Teach reading, writing, math, computer skills, or Pre-GED (Social Studies, Science) to small groups or an individual.
Tutors work with individual and small groups of students who read at less than a 9th grade level. These students work independently and tutors assist as needed.
Students at the secondary level work mostly independently. Tutors work with individual students or small groups on concepts as needed.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteer Tutor
Teach English to non-native speakers in small groups.
English as a Second Language tutors do not need to speak another language. You do need to be able to explain concepts clearly, and to help students learn our culture.
Computer Lab Volunteer
Assist students working on instructional software in the computer lab.
Special Projects Volunteer
Help with mailings, fundraisers, or clerical type work.
Trident Literacy needs volunteers in other areas, too. Volunteers may help with office/administrative tasks, child care, special projects and events.
For more information call 843.747.2223. You may also complete our Volunteer Information Form online and we will contact you.