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Adult Literacy Tutors (Virtual & In-Person) @ Gilroy Library. Great Opportunity to Make a Difference

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ORGANIZATION: Santa Clara County Library District - Gilroy Library

  • 65 people are interested
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Looking for ways to give back to the community?

The Reading Program (RP), Santa Clara County Library’s Adult Literacy Program, is looking for tutors to work one-on-one with adult learners who wish to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills.

We work with dedicated, patient, flexible, and sensitive volunteers who create a positive learning environment where adults in our community can thrive and learn without embarrassment.

With improved literacy skills and the confidence that comes with them, adult learners are able to pursue a better life and a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

To be part of our program, no prior experience is necessary.

Before being matched with a learner, volunteers, who must be over 18 years-old, have to:

  • Attend a 1-hour in-person orientation and a 5-hour in-person training
  • Have a live scan/background check done (request done and fees paid by the library)
  • Be available to tutor 2 hours per week for at least 6 months (virtually or in-person)

*Registration is required

*For more information on upcoming orientation/training dates and locations, please check out our website: https://sccl.bibliocms.com/reading-program/tutor-orientation-and-tutor-training-schedule-and-locations/

You can also contact us at:

  • readingprogram@sccl.org
  • 408-848-5366

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Reading Program Team

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About Santa Clara County Library District - Gilroy Library


350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020, 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.


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350 W. Sixth StreetGilroy, CA 95020


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per week for at least six months
  • All background check fees are paid for by the Library

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