Change a life - Teach an adult to read in South LA!

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Los Angeles Public Library

  • 110 people are interested

Volunteer at the Mark Twain, Ascot, or Watts Branch Libraries - all located 5 or 10 minutes away from the 110 S freeway. These libraries serve the diverse patrons in the Compton, South Gate, and Florence-Graham areas, where there is a great need for help with reading, writing and speaking English. Students in our program are both native-born and foreign-born patrons. We interview and assess all potential tutors and students to match pairs who will fit each others' learning styles and schedules. No prior experience is necessary--just a willingness to help. All volunteers are interviewed and receive free online training and teaching materials.

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Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch LibraryLos Angeles Public Library10205 Compton AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90002




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 50 hours over 6-9 months, including Training hours

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