Be 18 years old or older and not currently enrolled in high school
Meet with literacy staff to set goals related to reading, writing, or English language learning
Read, write, or speak English below a high school level
Work toward your goals for at least 6 months
Meet with a tutor for 2 hours per week
Call 510-577-3944 to become a Project Literacy student
How Project Literacy Works
You choose your own schedule and Project Literacy matches you with a trained volunteer tutor. You and your tutor will meet one-on-one every week for 2 hours. Your tutor can help you with your literacy goals. Literacy is more than just reading books -- together you and your tutor can prepare for tests, apply for jobs, write emails, practice communication, and more.
Take the first step toward your goals and reach out to Project Literacy today!
Teaching experience is not necessary. We are looking for individuals who show empathy, respect, and patience for others in the learning process. We will provide you with training and support!
Volunteer tutors must:
Live in Alameda County
Be 18 years old or older and have a high school diploma or GED
Speak, read, and write English well
Complete a self-paced online orientation and three training workshops
Tutor a minimum of 2 hours per week for a period of at least 6 months
Pass fingerprinting/Live Scan
Volunteer Tutor Training
Project Literacy holds tutor training opportunities several times a year. Training consists of a self-paced online orientation and three in-person workshops.
The next in-person training will be:
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 6:00-7:30 PM
Monday, January 29, 2024 - 6:00-7:30 PM
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 6:00-7:30 PM
To sign up for this free training, or to be added to the mailing list for future trainings, please email [email protected] or call 510-577-3944. Trainings are held at the main San Leandro Public Library.
Become a volunteer tutor and give the gift of literacy to an adult in your community!