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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Center of West Michigan

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 106 people are interested
Hanna Kim and Maria Walsh

Volunteer as a Tutor in our Adult Tutoring Program. Tutors provide two hours a week of one-on-one English/Reading instruction to a native or a non-native speaker of English, for a minimum of six months. Each pair chooses where and when they would like to meet. Tutors and learners are provided with individualized support and materials.

Recent statistics reveal that approximately 20% of adults in Grand Rapids and the greater Kent County are low-literate, meaning they struggle to read everyday materials. Currently, we have a large number of learners waiting for a volunteer tutor who can help with language and reading skills.

During COVID, we have moved to all remote/online training and tutoring.

Join our team of volunteers today by calling the Literacy Center of West Michigan at 616-459-5151 or by going to our web page

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About Literacy Center of West Michigan


1120 Monroe Ave NW Ste 240, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

"Bringing about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy."


The Literacy Center of West Michigan's Adult Tutoring Program offers a valuable service to community members wishing to improve their reading and language skills. We pair volunteer tutors with adult learners in Kent County, and support those pairs as they meet one time per week (for two hours) at a location and time of their choice.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Any public locationGrand Rapids, MI 49507


  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week after training
  • Commit to 6 months of service. Have GED/HSD.

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