Volunteering as an Adult Literacy Tutor

As an adult literacy volunteer, you will be participating in a once-per-week one-to-one tutoring program focused on learners whose skills range from adults learning sound-letter relationships for the first time to adults reading at a junior high school level.

If you are a first time volunteer, you need to fill out the library volunteer application and the literacy volunteer application. Please visit our volunteer page for application forms, criminal records check forms, our Volunteer Policies, etc.

We also use a separate Adult Literacy application form to match you with a learner. Please fill this out and bring it to your local branch library.

Where and When Do Sessions Take Place?

Adult Literacy Program Schedule

Location Coordinator Contact Info Meeting Days/Times
Captain William Spry (902) 490-5715 Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. & 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon & 1-3 p.m.
Halifax North Memorial (902) 490-6557 Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Keshen Goodman (902) 490-6408 Thurs., 1-4 p.m. & 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Halifax Central Library (902) 490-5990 Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
Fridays, 2-5 p.m.

Training for Literacy Volunteers

The Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN) offers tutor training opportunities throughout the year. It’s up to both the volunteer and the program coordinator to determine whether or not basic training workshops should be completed before starting to tutor. Check back here for the scheduled workshops and training announcements, or ask your program coordinator to keep you informed.

For Further Information

For more information, please contact one of the Adult Literacy program coordinators listed above, the regional coordinator for adult literacy & ESL at (902) 490-6378, or the coordinator for HCLN at (902) 422-7648.