Volunteers Are The Heart Of Our Program
Literacy for Life's tutors are the heart of our program. Tutors provide one-to-one and small group instruction in reading, writing, math, ESL (English as a Second Language), and computer skills.
Tutoring is a rewarding and life-enhancing experience. New tutors receive all the training they need to get started. We provide ongoing support through individual consultation, in-service workshops, a resource library, and referral to online training resources.
- Patience, flexibility, a positive outlook, and a desire to learn new things!
- Age 18+ with high school completion or equivalent
- English language skills (native speaker or advanced ESL)
- Basic computer skills (comfort with common applications)
- Able to commit to one year of consistent tutoring
- Willing to submit to a routine background check (required)
- Teaching experience and a second language are not required
Interested in tutoring?
For an excellent introduction to adult literacy tutoring, we encourage you to view the online course "Volunteering in a Literacy Program" at the ProLiteracy Education Network. (You will need to create a free non-member account.)
Complete our Volunteer Registration Form. We will invite you to a tutor training series. The first no-obligation session will describe our mission, services, learners, and expectations. After that session, we will invite you to submit a tutor application and to attend additional training workshops so that you will be well prepared to help your learner meet his or her goals.
Please call 757-221-3325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions