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Change a Life - Become an In-Person Adult Literacy Tutor in Watts!

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Help adults learn to read! Become an adult literacy tutor!

Nearly one million adults in Los Angeles face literacy or language barriers. Help us close the literacy gap and:

  • Tutor an adult to help them reach their personal and professional literacy goals.
  • Advise learners on study and life skills to encourage independent learning.
  • Use our curriculum and resources to plan engaging tutoring sessions.
  • Share information with learners about library services, programs, and use of resources.
  • Stay in touch with with staff members who offer ongoing coaching and support.
  • Submit a monthly volunteer log to track your learner's progress

No previous teaching is required. All volunteer tutors receive free training and materials. We ask for 2 to 3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.

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Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.


The Los Angeles Public Library is largest public research institution west of the Mississippi.

With more than 70 branch libraries and Central Library subject departments serving millions of Angelenos on a yearly basis, our programs are supported by thousands of volunteers in a variety of capacities. Whether providing one on one literacy tutoring, cutting out craft supplies for story time activities, helping serve summer lunch at the library, or serving as a Friend of the Library, all volunteers play a role in the work of LAPL.

If you would like to volunteer, but don't see a listing that matches your interests, please contact your local branch or the Volunteer Engagement Office. Opportunities and needs vary by location and fluctuate throughout the year.

Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 14 (with the exception of 11-13-year-olds joining Teen Councils), minimum time commitments are required for most opportunities, adult volunteers working with children will be fingerprinted, and LAPL does not accept court-mandated community service.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library10205 Compton AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90002



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18

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