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

Time Commitment

  • 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!

A.B.L.E. Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat College – 299 College Drive SE