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Literacy council in need of volunteers

CF Literacy Council is in need of volunteers as demand grows for services. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) currently is seeking volunteers to help strengthen literacy development across the region.

Volunteers are trained to help adults improve basic education, in effect recruiting better jobs, supporting their children’s education, improving digital literacy skills, becoming citizens of the U.S., earning a GED/diploma, and registering to vote. 

Enrollment is increasing at the 38-year nonprofit, with students waiting to be placed in the Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. volunteers and tutors are needed to provide appropriate one-on-one instruction.

Interested parties will go through six hours of training and three hours of independent homework training. Adult Literacy Tutor Training is on Mar. 7, 10, and 14, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 1012 S. 17th St. Workshop sessions and guidelines for teachers, volunteers, and tutors are available here.

Those who are interested in registering to volunteer should call 910-251-0911 or visit for more information.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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