Become A Volunteer

“The Literacy Center reminds me every week that there is good in this world and I can be a part of it.”

– Bill Landauer, Literacy Center Tutor

At The Literacy Center, volunteer assignments depend on the needs of the agency, the needs of our students, and the skill sets that each volunteer brings. Below are the volunteer opportunities available for The Literacy Center. If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, please click HERE to fill out our online application. To apply, you must create an account and confirm through email. Once you confirm, click the link that says “Volunteer Application 2019-2020.”

To fill out a paper application, please click HERE, print the form, and bring it to The Literacy Center at 1132 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

If you have any questions about Volunteer Opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact us!

(610) 435-0680

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Available Volunteering Opportunities!

Event Volunteers help ensure the success of our events!  We need volunteers to help plan, develop, gather, and execute a couple of events throughout the year. The Job Description and Expectations for this role include:

  • Willingness to ‘get your hands dirty’ and pitch in wherever needed.
  • Good organizational skills are a plus!

Literacy Tutoring is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you can imagine. When you assist another individual in their journey – whether it’s increasing their math skills, working with them on reading comprehension, or teaching English as a second language – you enable that individual to take advantage of a new world of opportunities. The Job Description and Expectations for this role include:

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and an ability to relate comfortably with others.
  • Demonstrate patience, commitment, responsibility, organization, and flexibility.
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Willing to work with adults with varying styles and cultural backgrounds for a minimum of 3 hours per week for 6 months.
  • Have experience teaching.  In addition to instruction, be able to prepare lesson plans and gather materials as needed.
  • Record instructional time and maintain communication with The Literacy Center throughout the tutoring period.
  • Willing to participate in monthly professional development opportunities.

Classroom Assistants work directly with our paid teaching staff to deliver curriculum to our enrolled students.  The Job Description and Expectations for this role include:

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and an ability to relate comfortably with others.
  • Demonstrate patience, commitment, responsibility, organization, and flexibility.
  • Willing to work with adults with varying styles and cultural backgrounds for a minimum of 3 hours per week for 6 months.
  • Record instructional time and maintain communication with The Literacy Center throughout the tutoring period.
  • Willing to participate in monthly professional development opportunities.