Volunteer

Become a Tutor

Our most pressing need at the Literacy Council is for volunteer tutors.

Become a tutor and you can help others open the book to their full potential.

Learn to help others help themselves. No previous teaching experience is necessary, only a desire to help someone learn.

Tutors are required to complete the Council’s new tutor training.

Please contact Patricia Rittenhouse, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in becoming a tutor.  She can be reached at pat@lcrb.org or 610.670.9960, ext. 102.

Click the link for the new tutor application.  For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Patricia Rittenhouse.

Tutor Application


JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A TUTOR

Purpose:

Provide one-on-one tutoring to Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HEP), or English as a Second Language (ESL) students to better enable them to communicate and contribute to their families, workplaces, and community.

Qualifications:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher or currently working towards a degree
  • Be committed to helping individuals develop literacy skills
  • Be flexible, friendly, patient, and optimistic

Preparation

  • Complete a tutor application
  • Attend a new tutor information appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete an online tutor training

Time Commitment

Tutors must be willing to commit to meeting with a student for three hours a week. Scheduling is up to the tutor and student.

Location

Tutors and students must meet in a public place, i.e., libraries, churches, schools, restaurants, our office, etc.

Tutor Application


Follow this link to see all of our current volunteer opportunities:

United Way of Berks County – Volunteer Solutions