Join our Volunteer Tutor Team at Literacy Volunteers!
As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester you have the opportunity to directly change the lives of our students. Our tutors come from all walks of life, but all share in the desire to help a new citizen or community member learn how to speak, read, and write in English. Our students are primarily adult immigrants and refugees from over 106 countries who wish to improve their English so that they can become contributing members of our society, gain better employment, further their education, become a citizen and strive for economic security.
As a tutor you will be required to complete our, 18 hour training program developed in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts state office, our tutor affiliation. Towards the end of the training, we begin matching each tutor with a waiting student. Careful thought and consideration goes into every match and our staff continues to guide tutors throughout the tutoring process – assisting with lesson plans, providing encouragement, reading materials, and six monthly in-service trainings per year.
Currently we have close to 150 tutors, yet there are close to 60 students still waiting for a match today and waiting for someone like you to help them gain English language skills. Make a difference in someone’s life with the gift of English language skills through conversation, communication and individual instruction.
Special ESL & ABE Tutor Orientation on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. Download flyer.
Qualifications to Become a New Tutor
Literacy Volunteers minimum requirements are:
Eighteen years or older and have a high school diploma or higher
An upstanding citizen with a desire to help adult learners with communicative English language education
Complete our initial 18-hour Tutor Training session
Work with a student weekly for 2 hours for a minimum of 9 to 12 months.
To learn more about tutor eligibility, click here
Upcoming Tutor Training Dates (6 Sessions to Complete)
Our next tutor training session is scheduled for June, 2018. Sessions will be held on June 12-28th, 2018 on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9pm.
Volunteers should register for training before May 29th, 2018. Send completed application or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be considered for a tutor position please fill out the application below and you will receive a confirmation the week prior to the class for enrollment.
Send your application to us ten days prior to training:
3 Salem Street, Ste. 332
Worcester, MA 01608
For tutoring resources, please visit our Tutor Resources page