Literacy changes everything. Help make a lasting impact in our community and volunteer as an adult literacy tutor.
More than 43 million adults in the United States cannot read, write or do basic math above a third-grade level.
Become a Volunteer Tutor
As a volunteer you’ll provide free one-on-one tutoring to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. You’ll help them achieve their goals like getting a better job, helping their kids with homework, getting their driver’s license, using a computer, and learning how to vote.
We’re always accepting new Adult Literacy tutors, though the need may be greater in certain areas at any given time.
The ideal tutor is excellent at building rapport, empathetic, creative, nonjudgmental, a good listener and able to simplify complex concepts. Tutors will be paired with students and meet at any of our 28 library locations.
To be eligible, volunteers must:
- Be at an adult who is able to commit to tutor for 1.5 to 2 hours a week for 6 months or longer
- Be willing to tutor at the library location that is most convenient for the student
- Complete online tutor training program
- Have basic digital literacy skills or be willing to learn how to navigate websites and online programs and use email