During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services. All Libraries are closed.
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...
Thursday, January 30, 6:45 - 8pm
See if Berkeley Reads is the "right fit" for you!
Pt. 1 - Saturday, February 1, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Getting ready and practical tips
Pt. 2 - Thursday,February 6, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Presentation 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.
1125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, US
Berkeley READS is our adult and family literacy program. We provide free literacy services for eligible adults over the age of 16.
One-On-One Tutoring: Learners are matched with tutors for weekly tutoring sessions.
Drop-in Sessions: Open sessions are available for learners on our wait list and for those who want extra assistance.
Computer Lab: Leaners access tools in our computer labs at the West and Central branches.
Small-Group Tutoring: Learners support each other on focused projects.
Family Literacy: Volunteers visit local organizations, providing story visits and free books to children.
Special Programs: Learners strengthen literacy skills by visiting museums, cooking, and learning about the environment.
We'll work with your schedule.
Berkeley Reads Adult Literacy ProgramBerkeley Public Library ~ West Branch1125 University AvenueBerkeley, CA 94702
May 20, 2020