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Volunteer at SFLC!

Over the years countless hours have been volunteered by a handful of people. These people are working to make a difference in the life of a young child and we would love for you to be a part of that mission! SFLC is an organization that is very flexible in terms of volunteer hours. Our program runs for no more than 2 hours per week day. You can select one, two, or three days of the week to volunteer – whatever fits your schedule best. You can even serve one night a month! We would like for you to join our team of passionate and educated volunteers, call us for more details!

Types of Volunteer Positions:

-Family Literacy Program

Classes for adult English learners are designed to help students focus on literacy and life skills instruction. Our families come from many different countries and speak several languages.  In 2016-17, the program included students whose native languages included Burmese, Karen, Swahili and Kirundi and Arabic.  Our program provides onsite child education so parents have a safe, nurturing environment for their children while they attend class.

The program is Monday through Thursday, 9am – noon.

Program Dates:

September – May in conjunction with the Rock Island-Milan School District calendar

Volunteer – Adult Literacy

No prior English Language instruction required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supports staff by assisting with group and individual instruction
  • Collaborates with staff and volunteers to help with activities
  • Models English communication

Volunteer – Child Education

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assists Child Education Staff with the following:

  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
  • Prepare snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Assist staff with activities


– Mentor/one-on-one tutor
Work one-on-one with a child each week (or when you are available).  Help with reading, writing and with homework.

– Special Events
Help SFLC staff plan and execute special event

-Summer Camp

Spring Forward volunteers will become part of an academic mentoring team in supporting local youth’s literacy summer goals. Working in small groups with certified teachers and camp counselors, there are great opportunities to build personal communication and teaching skills as well relationships with the local youth. Whether it be helping with reading groups, sitting with students at lunch, or spending time doing athletic activities, volunteers are needed and very much appreciated. Call us or apply online for more information. Camps run MondayFriday, 9am-3pm.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Robbie McIntyre:

Phone: (309) 793-5900 ext. 250
E-mail: robbie@springforwardqca.org.