Volunteer Literacy Tutor
A.B.L.E. matches volunteer tutors with adult students who want to improve their reading, writing, math, English as a second language, or computer skills. A tutor can work with learners one-on-one, or with a small group. Each pair/group meets for one or two hours a week to work on the literacy goals the learner identifies. We provide orientation and training to support you in your tutoring.
- 18+ years of age
- Proficient in the area you wish to tutor
- Sensitive, flexible, and understanding of those facing literacy challenges
- Sensitive to different cultures and language backgrounds
- Reliable, non-judgmental, patient, and committed
- Complete orientation and tutor training
- Meet with the coordinator regarding your assigned student’s their needs and goal
- Meet with your learner once or twice a week at an agreed upon time and location
- Communicate with A.B.L.E. staff about your hours worked, progress made, etc.
- Contact the A.B.L.E. coordinator with any questions or concerns that may arise
- Be respectful of your learner and maintain student confidentiality
- 1-2 hours a week of tutoring, plus preparation time (approx. 30-60 minutes)
- Minimum 6 month tutoring commitment
If you are interested in becoming a literacy volunteer, the first step is to complete the Volunteer Application and contact A.B.L.E. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to set up a set up a time to meet and discuss the program.
If you have any questions about the application process or our program, please contact us! We’re happy to help!