Adult Basic Literacy tutors needed!

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Espanola Public Library at the Lucero Center313 N. Paseo de OnateEspanola, NM 87532
Tutors & students meet in a public location


Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Become an adult literacy tutor! Basic Literacy tutors help an English-speaking adult improve their reading and writing skills. Some tutors also help adult students with basic math or basic computer literacy skills. Tutors make a minimum commitment of two hours per week for at least six months. Incoming tutors must attend a free, full-day tutor training session provided by the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy. After training, tutors are matched with an adult student. The student-tutor team maps out specific short- and long-term goals set by the student; student goals might include attaining a High School Equivalency certification or passing a Driver's Licence exam; understanding prescription medication labels, filling out medical paperwork, or other health-related literacy goals; reading to children or grandchildren; registering to vote, etc. The Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program (RAALP) provides, books and learning materials, and on-going support for tutors and tutor-student pairs. We currently have student-tutor pairs meeting in the greater Espanola area, in Abiquiu, and in Los Alamos/White Rock.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Relationship Building
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per week minimum; 6-month commitment
  • Free, full-day tutor training required; study materials & support provided

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