Literacy Instructors Needed for Fall! Apply Now!


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 21, 2017 - Fri Jun 29, 2018


Throughout Albany CountyAlbany, 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 (i.e. English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Adult Literacy, Jobs Skills, etc.).
  • 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 6 hours per week, additional hours available if desired. Fall semester runs Sept 5 - Dec 21. Training begins August 21.
  • Location - our primary location is in the Albany Public Library on Washington Ave, however, there may be other opportunities in other locations in Albany County.
Please contact us ASAP about this fantasic opportunity to give back to your community!


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

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Requirements & Commitment

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

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