The Adult Literacy program at Toronto Public Library provides:
- Free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing and math to english-speaking adults, 16 years or older
- Volunteer tutors work with the learners to help them reach their literacy goals
- Learners and volunteer tutors meet for a minimum of 2 hours per week
- At ten literacy offices in libraries across Toronto
What the Volunteer Does
Volunteers are paired with a learner and are provided with a training package based on the learner's goals. The training package is used to plan lessons and deliver tutoring.
Volunteers receive training on how to be an effective tutor.
After six months, overdue library fines are exempt for volunteers and a full reference can be provided.
If you are interested in finding out more about the skills and requirements necessary for volunteering with the Adult Literacy program, please take a look at the attached Adult literacy volunteer profile Adult Literacy Volunteer Profiles (PDF Version)
Locations and Hours
Download & complete the application form, below and return to any branch of the Toronto Public Library, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Literacy Volunteer Profile (Word Version)
Adult Literacy Volunteer Profile (PDF Version)
Volunteer Application Form (Word Version)
Volunteer Application Form (PDF Version)