Literacy programs offer many rewarding volunteer opportunities. Additional opportunities may be available depending on changing program needs.


Volunteer with children

Provide quality tutoring to children of all ages and help them improve their literacy skills by becoming a(n):

  • Preschool classroom aideOne-to-one or in small groups, help 3- to 5-year-olds at Open Door Learning Center - Arlington Hills develop early literacy skills which will prepare them for kindergarten.
  • In-school or after-school tutorHelp students in school or community programs develop reading skills.

Volunteer with adults

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of adult learners every day. But the results of their efforts don't stop there.  When adults reach their educational goals, their families and communities grow stronger. Volunteers help in many ways, including:

  • Assisting in a classroom
  • Teaching or co-teaching
  • Tutoring one-to-one
  • Administrative Support and Intake Assistant
  • Substitute teaching

New Volunteer Information Session

Interested in getting involved? Learn more about volunteering with literacy.