Volunteer Information

The Literacy Center has a range of volunteer opportunities and programs available. In addition, we have a variety of non-instructional ways for you to support our work.

Drop-in Tutoring

Tutors can volunteer to provide immediate literacy support to Learners during drop-in hours at our Center from 3-7 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This is available to provide help to learners as needed without an appointment.

One-to-One Tutoring

Our On-to-One Tutoring program is a way for learners to receive personalized education for their individual needs and goals. Learners and tutors are matched and meet as their schedule permits at TLC or at other community locations.

Center Classes

Volunteer tutors can teach classes at TLC to groups of learners. These classes are weekly and cover a variety of topics including reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation, pre-GED topics, ESL, and citizenship.

Community Classes

TLC volunteer tutors teach classes at several locations in the community, including the Family Resource Center, Kinsey Elementary School, and Killip Elementary School.

Raising Readers

Our newest program, Raising Readers is a program for 1st grade FUSD students who need extra literacy support. Volunteers work individually with students with a highly structured curriculum. Currently, we are working with students at Thomas, Sechrist, and Kinsey. Volunteers must complete the necessary training and an FUSD background check.

Partnership for Literacy
Rehabilitation (PLR):

Tutors offer classes once a week to inmates in the Coconino County Jail. In the jail, volunteer instructors focus on helping learners develop employment literacy skills and provide programming on literature and the arts. 

This program requires that tutors undergo training with the jail in addition to standard volunteer tutor training TLC. For more information about what is involved in becoming a PLR tutor, please click the link below.

Other Ways to Help

  • Learner registration and assessments (No pre-set time commitment; training required)

  • Special event support (Annual Spelling Bee or other fundraising/publicity events)

  • Advertising and publicity (distributing fliers, attending events, and promoting TLC in the community)

  • Cleaning and housekeeping

Become a Volunteer

HOURS

Tuesday – Thursday
from 11am – 7pm
Monday & Friday
by appointment

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Covid-19 Update

Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, we are currently open. We have resumed onsite operations. We are requiring masks in all common areas as well as social distancing.  Please visit our Facebook page or current class calendar for information about our FREE online and in-person classes. We are still here to help!