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Change a Life: Tutor an Adult Who Struggles with Reading and Writing

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Contra Costa County Library - Walnut Creek Library

  • 94 people are interested

One in five adults in Contra Costa County don't have the literacy skills needed to handle basic literacy tasks. Let us train you to work one-on-one with an adult on their individual literacy-related goals to empower them in their work and personal lives. After orientation and training by Project Second Chance (PSC), Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program, tutors are assigned a student to meet with twice a week for 90 min. each time, at a time and public place convenient to both (typically the local library or online). PSC supplies learning materials, training, and ongoing support to tutors. Tutors volunteer approximately 4 to 6 hours per week (3 hours tutoring plus variable prep/travel).

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About Contra Costa County Library - Walnut Creek Library


1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Bringing People and Ideas Together


The Contra Costa County Library seeks to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. With 27 locations, our libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Various Contra Costa County Libraries1644 North BroadwayWalnut Creek, CA 94596



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




  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 min lessons, 2x/wk, plus travel and prep, 1+ yr
  • Comfortable with your own reading, writing, and spelling skills. No teaching experience required. First step is to attend a Tutor Orientation to learn more.

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