LVDAC: Become a Volunteer Tutor!
Volunteer tutors commit to tutor one learner, on a one-to-one basis, twice per week.
Before starting as a tutor, you will receive free training. Once you complete your training, you will be certified by ProLiteracy, a credential recognized nationwide. Then LV-DAC staff will match you with a learner from our waiting list, and you and your learner will determine a convenient study schedule. LV-DAC will support you by providing necessary books and materials, additional training opportunities, and recognition events.
Tutoring with our volunteer literacy programs benefits:
- Learners: The average learner improves one grade level after 45-55 hours of tutoring. Learners report increased self-esteem, reduced need for public assistance, and improved job opportunities.
- Families: As a parent's educational level rises, the children experience more success at school.
- Our Communities: LV-DAC volunteer tutors provide more than 5,000 hours of individual instruction each year. The economic value of this service to the community is more than $94,000 annually.
- Our Economy: Learners use the new skills they gain to improve employability and on-the-job productivity. As they earn higher wages, they increase buying power and tax revenues.
"There are many reasons why some people can't read. You can be the reason why they can." Ruth Colvin, founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (now a part of ProLiteracy America)