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Berkeley Reads Adult Literacy ProgramBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702


Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with adult literacy students, helping them improve their basic reading and writing skills, and achieve their learning goals. Volunteers gain valuable teaching experience, develop a powerful connection with another lifelong learner, and become part of a community of learning in Berkeley.

Please contact us for additional information and/or to register for upcoming training. 510.981.6299


Please join us...

Tutor Orientation-

Thursday, January 25, 6:45 - 8pm

See if Berkeley Reads is the "right fit" for you!

Tutor Training-

Pt. 1 - Saturday, January 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Getting ready and practical tips

Pt. 2 - Thursday, February 1, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Presentations by tutors and learners

Tutor orientation and training will be in the

Berkeley READS office at the West Branch Library

(Please attend all training sessions)

Please RSVP 510.981.6299


Additional volunteer opportunities include:

Berkeley Builds Readers - Conduct monthly/weekly storytimes at local preschools.

Basic Math tutor - Familiarity with basic math. Ability to teach basic math to students in a small group setting.

Health Literacy - Provide assistance in monthly workshops.

Instructional Computer Lab tutor - Assist students in learning basic computer skills.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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