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Program Assistant for Literacy Program

Cooper Library - Clermont

Minimum Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Job Summary

Volunteer opportunity at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont!


LCLS Adult Literacy Program – Program Assistant, South Lake, Cooper Memorial Library

The Adult Literacy Program is designed to provide adults, who are interested in improving their English language skills, an opportunity to work with a volunteer tutor to achieve their literacy goals – specifically, improved conversation, reading, and writing skills. Most adult learners are interested in developing their English skills to maintain a current job or transition to a better job; improving their ability to communicate with medical professionals or their child’s school; or prepare for the GED or other certification classes.  How is this achieved? There are a variety of opportunities for Volunteer Tutors - tutoring, computer lab assistant, mini-course facilitator, program assistant, learner orientation and more!


You must be at least 18 years old; agree to background screening policy; be dependable and prompt; be able to relate well to a variety of people; be willing to maintain the confidentiality of the learners; have good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; have basic computer skills; and be flexible and patient.   As the Program Assistant you will support the literacy coordinator or literacy contact by managing data entry; completing office duties as requested to include, for example, copying and labeling; contacting volunteer tutors, adult learners, and/or literacy staff; managing room reservations; and other administrative duties. In any volunteer role, you will relay concerns, issues, questions, and comments as appropriate (so resolutions, information, or answers can be provided) to the literacy contact and/or the literacy coordinator.


This volunteer opportunity requires several duties:

  1. Reporting to the volunteer opportunity as scheduled.  
  2. Completing assigned duties as required.  
  3. Reporting problem situations to supervisor as necessary.
  4. Providing written reports as requested by supervisor.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  1. Speak with or signal to people to convey or exchange information.
  2. Requires responsibility for the safety and well-being of self and others as assigned.  
  3. Make decisions as required with an impact affecting self and others.  
  4. Submits a summary of service hours spent on duties each month.

Education, Experience and Americans with Disabilities Requirements

  1. Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
  2. Requires completion of high school education.
  3. Requires sedentary work involving driving, standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis.
  4. Volunteer will be required to pass a background check.


Lake County Volunteer Services at (352) 343-9596 or jnelson@lakecountyfl.gov

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