Please note: tutors and learners are currently meeting virtually during the time of COVID.
Position Overview: This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults whose limited literacy is a challenge in their everyday life. Tutors will be matched with an adult learner and work with them over an extended series of sessions to help them set and achieve their literacy goals.
Tutor an adult learner 1-2 times each week for 1.5-2 hour sessions at a Santa Monica Public Library location
Create lessons to help adult learners reach their literacy goals
Submit monthly time logs
Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly
Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills
Must check email regularly and have basic computer and word processing skills
Fingerprint clearance is required
Age 18 or older
Tutors will receive 10 hours of training
All materials provided free of charge
Individual assistance from literacy staff is available
Our next tutor training has not be scheduled - but please contact us to be notified when we set a date.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Satisfaction that you are changing lives
Knowledge that you are enhancing the Library’s position in the community
Learn to tutor, promote learning, and gain experience
Time Commitment: 6 months or more - tutors will be matched with a learner within 3 months of attending the training
Potential volunteers will go through an applicant screening and interview process. We regret that we will not be able to accept all tutor applicants into the program.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, US
The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
Main Library601 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA90401
February 25, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Once or twice a week for 1.5-2 hours each session plus lesson prep time.