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Volunteers in need to help others read

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Volunteers can make a big difference with something as small as two hours of free time a week, including helping someone learn to read and write.

Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley has 13 adult students on a waiting list to learn to read as it searches to fill tutor positions.

If you have a high school diploma, patience and a desire to teach you can sign up for one of two different training sessions this fall.

The first training session begins next Thursday.

They would like volunteers to sign up by the end of this week.

"Our volunteer base is, on the one hand, very steady but because of the growing need for volunteers we are always looking for more volunteers.  This tends to be a prime time for us to seek volunteers and to ask them to come in for some fun training and then to get matched up with our students," says Literacy Volunteers Chippewa Valley tutor training coordinator Cheryl Sutter.

Volunteers are needed from the Eau Claire, Chippewa or Dunn County area.

They must be able to pass a background check and complete the required tutor training course.

The group is also holding fundraisers this fall to help pay for training and materials.

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