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Reading & Writing Tutor for Adults

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ORGANIZATION: San Francisco Public Library

  • 240 people are interested
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Project Read is the adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library. Since 1983, volunteer tutors have been trained to work one-to-one with English-speaking adults seeking to improve their basic reading and writing skills.

Volunteers need to complete a tutor training and make a year-long commitment to tutoring. Our training equips tutors with a variety of teaching techniques and strategies designed to help adult learners improve their reading and writing skills. After training, we ask that our tutors meet with an adult learner for a 1-2 hour session once a week. Instructional materials and staff support are provided.

Our next training will be in-person at:
Main Library (100 Larkin St. @ Grove)
5th floor Learning Studio in The Bridge at Main department
June 15, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
You are welcome to bring food and beverages (in closed container).

If you are interested in this or future trainings, please fill out the volunteer interest form here: on.sfpl.org/vol-pr

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100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.


Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.


Education & Literacy
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San Francisco Public Library-CitywideProject Read100 Larkin StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring




  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training, approx. 6 hours. Then one tutoring session per week (1-2 hours) plus lesson planning and monthly reporting.
  • Resident of the City & County of San Francisco. (If you live outside SF, please talk to your local library about their opportunities!)

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