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161 Washington AveSecond FloorAlbany, NY 12210


Become a Literacy Volunteer!

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 classroom volunteers for our Albany location:

Classroom Volunteers: We are in need of classroom volunteers to assist teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) classes at our location in Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue. Classes meet for 2 hours once or twice a week. We have positions available for mornings, afternoons, and evenings during the week. Classroom volunteers must have a strong command of the English Language. Prior teacher experience is preferred, but not required.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 4 hours per week for up to one year

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