Steps to Becoming a Volunteer with Children


Our goal at the Minnesota Literacy Council is to support you in all stages to becoming a volunteer in your community:

1. New to volunteering?

  • Attend a New Volunteer Information Session to learn more about our opportunities and decide if volunteering with literacy is a good fit for you.
  • Complete a Volunteer Interest Form to help us match you with a fun, rewarding volunteer opportunity. Once we receive your form, we will contact you with next steps.​​​

2. Attend a workshop

  • Are you new to this? Maybe you just want to brush up on your skills a little bit? Attend a children's tutor training to learn strategies and connect with others who have a passion for literacy!


3. Find a location in our network


4. Site orientation

  • Once you've contacted a program, meet on-site with the volunteer coordinator to become familiar with the program. The orientation may include observing a class, meeting staff and volunteers, and learning about their curricula.

5. Begin volunteering


Questions?  Contact Julia Maiuri at or 651-251-9059.