Basic Qualifications

Successful adult literacy volunteers have the following characteristics:

  • Dependability, promptness, patience, flexibility, and friendliness
  • Interest in diverse cultures and stories
  • Ability to relate to people from many backgrounds
  • A willingness to provide respectful, relevant instructional content
  • A willingness to work with, and take direction from, program staff
  • Interest in serving the community

Additional Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older (16 if volunteering with a parent/guardian at some sites)
  • Attend required training sessions

Time Commitment:

  • About 1-3 hours per week (depending on the position)
  • A minimum of 3 or 4 months (depending on the location)


Questions?  Contact Wendy Roberts at or 651-251-9063.