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Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor

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The READ Center

  • 5 people are interested

PURPOSE: The READ Center has ongoing opportunities for volunteer adult literacy tutors. Becoming an adult literacy tutor changes lives - the tutor’s and the student’s. It is a rewarding experience that can help adults improve their self confidence, their careers, and the lives of their families. Our volunteers and our students say it best.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Tutors will work one-on-one with an adult learner OR work in a classroom under the supervision of a READ Center teacher. Classrooms are operating remotely at this time via phone, Google Meets, or other platforms. We will resume in person classes once it is safe to do so, and will continue to offer remote classes as well for those students who prefer that learning method.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, REQUIREMENTS: All tutors must be 18 years of age or older, with a high school diploma or GED. Have good reading, writing and oral communication skills; basic math and digital skills; and an ability to motivate others. All tutors should be patient, flexible and non-judgmental.

TRAINING: Tutors receive 8 hours of initial training, ongoing support, and access to educational materials. Orientation and training are currently being conducted remotely.

TIME COMMITMENT: Be willing to make a one-year commitment of 2 hours per week.

OTHER: We ask all tutors to participate in professional development opportunities throughout their service.

Complete an application on our website to get started.

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About The READ Center


4915 Radford Avenue, Ste. 204, Richmond, VA 23230, US

Mission Statement

The READ Center changes lives through adult literacy by helping adults develop reading, writing, basic math and digital skills so they can better fulfill their goals and roles as citizens, workers and family members.


The READ Center offers classroom instruction and one-to-one tutoring for adults, 18 years and older. Volunteer tutors attend an orientation, observation and one-day training. Tutors work in classrooms and in one-to-one pairs.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.





  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to meet with students for two hours once per week. We ask for a one year commitment from volunteers.

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