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Other Ways to Volunteer

Manatee Literacy Council has a staff of one part-time employee. That means that volunteers are crucial to the organization. While tutoring is the most common way to volunteer with Manatee Literacy Council, there are several additional ways to get involved.

Office Help
Answer phones and perform light office duties such as filing and copying.
 
Computers/Data Entry
Help Manatee Literacy Council keep our digital records up to date by entering data. Computer-savvy volunteers are always needed for IT support.
          
Tutor Training
Train the trainers. Previous tutor training experience required.

Special Events
Manatee Literacy Council holds various events throughout the year, including open houses and volunteer appreciation dinners. Volunteers are needed to plan and execute these parties.

Community Relations 
Help increase awareness of Manatee Literacy Council through community relations, partnerships, and outreach, including traditional and social media.
 
Fundraising
Help Manatee Literacy Council raise funds to support our mission.
 
Program Development
Work with the Executive Director to enhance and expand programs offered.
 
Board of Directors
Directors serve two-year terms and are responsible for the oversight and direction of the organization. Learn about the Board of Directors.

Student Involvement

The more students are engaged, the higher their rate of success in our literacy programs. Volunteers can start conversation clubs and plan student events.
 
 
Get Started
 
Fill out the Volunteer Application or visit the Manatee Literacy Council office to fill out an application. 

Manatee Literacy Council does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or any other status protected by law. Individuals will be accommodated to the fullest extent as outlined in the ADA guidelines. Due to limitations of the volunteer-based program, Manatee Literacy Council is unable to serve some individuals who are cognitively disabled or developmentally disabled. Recognizing this policy, there may be individuals who, however willing, are not able to benefit from Manatee Literacy Council tutoring. If in the opinion of the tutor or a staff person and with the concurrence of the Executive Director, such a situation exists, the student will be advised that tutoring or continuing in tutoring is not recommended. If possible, the individual will be referred to another appropriate agency better able to meet his or her needs.
 
 
Manatee Literacy Council
3501 Cortez Road West, Suite 6, Bradenton, FL 34210
941-746-8197