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ORGANIZATION: The Literacy Council of Sarasota


The Literacy Council of Sarasota welcomes, values, and relies on the contributions of volunteers at all levels of our organization. Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers work with the support of paid staff to raise awareness of the importance of adult literacy, offer hands-on teaching through one-on-one and small group instruction and support to adults, and offer multiple options focused on adult learner needs and life demands. Our volunteers work to improve English literacy in our community and open doors to greater employment, and opportunities for upward mobility in your community.

Volunteers Needed: Career Pathways Program Volunteer Navigator (in-person)

Volunteer Opportunity: Work with our educated, resilient, self-directed, and motivated, adults by helping them to set and achieve realistic education and career goals to facilitate their economic and personal growth.

Training: In-person training for this volunteer opportunity is provided.


  • Passion to help adult education & language learners achieve their educational and career goals and become thriving, contributing members of our community.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Motivator, supporter, and cheerleader

Time Commitment: Between 2 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of 4 months. May work with up to 2 adult learners at a time depending on their individual needs.

Other: Ideal volunteer opportunity for individuals who are looking to make a positive impact on adult learners in our community. Individuals with flexible schedules, working from home, recently retired, and college students looking for volunteer hours in the human services or adult education fields.

Call Today! Call or email Susan Bergstrom, Program Director, at 941-955-0421 or sbergstrom@sarasotaliteracy.org. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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About The Literacy Council of Sarasota


1750 17th Street, Suite K-3, Sarasota, FL 34234, US

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council of Sarasota Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 adult education organization, is building a more literate community by helping adults and families improve English language communications skills through personalized, needs-based tutoring and small group instruction.


With the generous help of donors, we are able to provide these services:

-Workplace Literacy Program
-Basic Literacy Education
-English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

More than 2.6 million adults in Florida - or 20 percent of those 16 and older - lack even the most basic reading skills, according to estimates by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Since 1978, The Literacy Council Sarasota (LCS) has been helping adults (16 years of age and older) improve their basic reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills through one-on-one and small group tutoring. LCS customizes teaching to individual needs, providing a unique focus on enabling adult learners to function better within the frameworks of their own life situations.

Today, we continue our vital mission of building a more literate Sarasota, with the help of more than 250 volunteers and tutors who work with adult learners one-on-one at no cost. LCS has been nominated in 2008 and 2009 for the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year Awards presented by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce in the Non-Profit Organization of the Year category. The Literacy Council of Sarasota's office is housed at the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Service Center in Sarasota, FL.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Sarasota, FL 34234



  • Mentoring
  • Data Entry
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week, minimum of 4 months

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