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161 Washington AveSecond FloorAlbany, NY 12210


Become a Literacy Volunteer!

About Us

Literacy New York Greater Capital Region is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing confidential instruction by trained staff and volunteers to individuals who wish to improve their reading, writing, math and/or English fluency skills. Our free educational services include: basic literacy instruction in reading, writing and math; preparation for the HSE; ELL (English Language Learning) tutoring and group instruction; tutoring and application assistance for the citizenship exam.

We are currently seeking volunteer tutors for multiple locations thoughout Albany county.

Tutors: Tutors work one-on-one with with adults who wish to improve their basic literacy or English Language skills. Tutors meet with learners at mutually convenient times in a public location, such as a library or coffee shop for a minimum of 2 hours per week. Tutors must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and the ability to read, write, and speak English.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours per week for one year.

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