Members of the literacy council's Volunteer Literacy Program Network submit the Volunteer Information Report each year as a requirement of membership. Their submissions are compiled by the literacy council to document the valuable contributions volunteers make to adult literacy each year. The involvement of volunteers demonstrates that adult literacy is important to the community and Minnesotans are willing to invest in education. Because of their efforts, adult learners receive the individualized help they need to be successful. We are truly fortunate to live in a state where the community has made such a commitment to adult literacy.
2015-2016 Program Year Summary:
- 129 adult literacy program locations completed the report.
- 3,181 volunteers served in adult literacy programs statewide and contributed 173,624 volunteer hours.
- 65.9% of the volunteers volunteered with English language learners; 14.1% volunteered with basic skills learners; 13.6% volunteered with literacy programs in a non-tutoring or "other" role; and 6.4% volunteered with GED learners.
- Volunteers helped 26,313 learners work toward their educational goals.
- Read the 2015-2016 Minnesota ABE Volunteer Information Report Summary.
Thanks to the many coordinators and staff who support volunteers statewide for completing the annual report. Because of your dedication and expertise in engaging volunteers, we can all celebrate the value of volunteerism and the positive impact it has on adult learners.
Contact Wendy Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more information.