Apply to be a Literacy Volunteer

What do Literacy Volunteers do?

They work with individuals or small groups of adult students teaching reading, math and writing.

Literacy Volunteer requirements

  • At least high school level English language skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • An understanding that students learn in different ways
  • Ability to relate to an adult student as a peer

Commitment: 1 to 3 hours per week
Training Requirements: three 1 hour long training sessions

Volunteers are encouraged to attend trainings throughout the year.

How does volunteering help YOU?


By volunteering with an ongoing program, volunteers see growth and change. Whether working with children who are learning to read or with adults who are developing trust with their peers, volunteers actually watch growth among their clients over time. This reinforces the volunteer’s own sense of worthiness and vitality in the program.


There is nothing more fulfilling than realizing how much of an impact a volunteer can make. Just a few hours of helping can turn into a lifetime of opportunity, which is one of the greatest benefits of volunteering.


Volunteer opportunities often allow people to try new activities or learn new skills.


When likeminded people get together, friendships are formed. After working on a volunteer project for a few weeks, it’s not uncommon for volunteers to exchange phone numbers or social media information. By giving just a few hours a week, lifetime friendships may be established.

Tutors are needed today!

  • Training at no cost to you
  • Strong support
  • Free materials
  • Flexible schedule – you set up tutoring session with your students

Call Literacy Volunteers at (315) 539-1795

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