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Other Ways to Volunteer

Other Ways To Volunteer

Many ways exist to help Literacy Volunteers grow and thrive. Our volunteer committees are vital, as they do much of the organization’s planning and work. Please read below to learn more about each committee, as well as a few specific volunteer roles we are trying to fill.

If you have experience or expertise in any of the following areas, please contact our office at (207) 947-8451, or email

Area Of OpportunityQualifications
Communications CommitteeThis committee meets monthly and oversees the branded efforts related to marketing, advertising, public and media relations. It generates coordinated TV, radio, print, social media, direct mail, and email communications. Activities include:
– Advertising & marketing
– Event planning
– Graphic design
– Media relations
– Recruitment/outreach
– Social media management and content generation
– Writing and editing
– Website maintenance
Finance CommitteeThis committee meets quarterly and reviews the overall financial health of the organization. Activities include:
– Analyzing financial data, processes, and controls
– Budgeting
– Financial planning
– General accounting
Governance CommitteeThis committee meets monthly and oversees the internal workings of the organization, with a focus on areas like human resources, internal communications, the development and maintenance of official documents, and long-term planning. Related activities include:
– Information systems
– Insurance/risk management
– Law/legal affairs
– Personnel management
– Review of organizational documents
– Strategic planning
Resource Development CommitteeThis committee meets monthly and is charged with networking to raise public support through a number of fundraising efforts. Related activities include:
– Corporate sponsorships
– Grant writing
– Major giving/planned giving
– Networking for private support
– Special event coordination
Tutor Training & SupportThis committee meets monthly and includes a core group of experienced tutors. Additional members who can provide professional training on literacy-related topics are also welcome. Related activities include:
– Administering satisfaction surveys
– Coordinating book or writing clubs
– Conference planning
– Evaluating training
– Maintaining ongoing communication with tutors
– Providing content-related training on literacy, language, – culture or related topics
– Supporting/mentoring new and existing tutors
Office SupportWhen we undertake large projects, like mailings or preparing for trainings, our volunteers are there to help. If you are interested in helping  with occasional projects or one of our ongoing efforts, we’d love to have you. Projects include tasks like:
– Copying/collating projects
– Customer relations (out-bound calls)
– Data entry
– Filing and maintaining records
– Mailings
– Other project-based work