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Tue Sep 05, 2017 - Thu Dec 21, 2017


161 Washington AveSecond FloorAlbany, NY 12210

Changing Lives Through Literacy


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.

Anyone looking to volunteer in a fulfilling position that makes a difference is welcome to apply.


  • Provide classroom instruction on the subject of the course according to the curriculum (Literacy ESL and Beginner ESL).
  • Play an active role in helping learners achieve their goals.
  • Monitor and report attendance and progress, and address issues in a timely manner.
  • Use a variety of activities and instructional methods to motivate students.
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings.


  • English language fluency and strong command of English grammar.
  • Knowledge of a second language is helpful, but not required.
  • Experience teaching, tutoring, or mentoring preferred.


  • Training - training in lesson planning, classroom instruction, and classroom management.
  • Schedule - minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, additional hours available if desired. Fall semester runs Sept 5 - Dec 21.
  • Literacy ESL Monday-Thursday 10:00-10:50
  • Beginner ESL Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-1:00
  • Civics Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-3:00
  • Location - Albany Public Library on Washington Ave
  • At this time, we do not need evening classroom volunteers. Please consider volunteering as a one-on-one tutor.
Please contact us ASAP about this fantastic opportunity to give back to your community!


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for 16 weeks

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