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WEBINAR: Break the language barrier - one conversation at a time!

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Literacy DuPage

Shabnam & Michael
Shabnam and her tutor Michael.

Change Someone’s Future

Bridge the language gap by tutoring an adult in English! As a volunteer tutor, you will teach an adult to communicate so that they can do what most of us take for granted: make doctor appointments, go grocery shopping, speak with their children’s teachers, and so many other essential everyday tasks.

As a Literacy DuPage tutor, you will join a family of over 300 volunteers, who create lesson plans, share ideas, and forge friendships while strengthening our community’s ability to reach those who are motivated to enhance their English language skills. You will find yourself in a rewarding place: empowering adults with the life-changing benefits of literacy.

To learn how you can be part of this critical work - and why it matters so much in DuPage County - attend a new volunteer Meet & Greet. We will explain what it takes to be a tutor (in short, no prior experience - just a genuine desire to help) and how we will prepare you to teach English that will improve a life, one conversation at a time.

Sign up for a virtual Meet & Greet with Literacy DuPage to learn more about becoming a tutor. You can sign up through Volunteer Match, our website (, by phone (630-942-5210), or by email ( We look forward to meeting you!

*Volunteers must live in DuPage County, Illinois, and must be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine*

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About Literacy DuPage


425 Fawell Blvd., Student Resource Center 1111, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, US

Mission Statement

Literacy DuPage’s mission is to help adults achieve their life skills goals through accessible and customized tutoring in English with a vision of empowering adults, families, and communities through literacy.


Literacy DuPage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been committed to offering educational support and instruction to DuPage County adults since 1972. We have been able to provide this service to over 10,000 adult learners throughout 30 communities in DuPage County at no cost, thanks to the generosity and dedication of our volunteer tutors.

We equip our big-hearted army of tutors to sit side-by-side and work with adults who have little to no ability to understand, speak, read, or write English. We provide our volunteers the materials, techniques, and confidence that they need to help adults break through language barriers and experience a whole new world of communication and connection - right here in DuPage County.

Our tutors come from a wide range of backgrounds, as no prior teaching or foreign language experience is necessary to become a tutor. Tutors incorporate everyday materials, such as a newspaper, map, or job application into their lessons. Tutoring occurs in a one-to-one setting at a convenient time and public location for both tutor and student.

If you wish to help literally change the lives of low-literacy adult learners and impact future generations as a volunteer tutor, please visit our website at or call us at 630-942-5210 for more information. We look forward to your participation!

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


Sat Jan 22, 2022
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


DuPage County AreaGlen Ellyn, IL 60137



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • English


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment minimum of 2 hours/week for at least 6 months after training. Time and location are up to you!
  • Orientation, followed by 15 hours of training. Volunteers must live in DuPage County and be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

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