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Literacy Tutor for Adult Learners

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ORGANIZATION: San Francisco Public Library

  • 236 people are interested
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Project Read is the adult literacy program of the San Francisco Public Library. Since 1983, over 5,000 volunteer tutors have been trained to work one-to-one with English-speaking adults seeking to improve their basic reading and writing skills.

Tutors are required 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 one to two hour session once a week. Instructional materials, online software, and in-service workshops are available to support Project Read volunteers and their learners.

Our next trainings will be in 2023:

Online via Zoom: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 17-19, 4-6 pm (all sessions required).

In person at the Main Library (100 Larkin @ Grove): Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday May 23-25, 4-6 pm

To receive the registration link, please fill out the volunteer interest form here:


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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
  • One tutoring session per week (1-2 hour session).
  • Training, approx. 6 hours

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