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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Mid-South

  • 39 people are interested

No one should be held back from a dream because of their reading or language abilities. As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Mid-South, you will play a critical role in helping an adult gain the basic literacy and language skills necessary to live their best life.

If you are comfortable reading and/or speaking English and are excited to connect with a learner, you are ready to be trained as a tutor. With your talents plus our training and support, you’ll be ready to empower an adult learner to master the basic literacy and language skills they need to achieve their goals.

Volunteer tutors can choose between two options: working with adults who read below a sixth-grade level on their reading skills or working with adult English Language Learners to develop their conversational English skills.

All volunteers work with learners for about two hours a week to help them develop basic literacy and language skills, build confidence, and reach personal goals. By empowering individual learners, volunteer tutors are vital in achieving Literacy Mid-South’s vision of 100% literacy in the communities we call home.

Ready to find out more? Follow the link below to read more about being a volunteer tutor and sign up for our next info session.


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About Literacy Mid-South


PO Box 111229, Memphis, TN 38111, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South. Literacy Mid-South is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment -- their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.


YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed. Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, math and English as a foreign language through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program and English For You program. Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Memphis, TN 38104



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




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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