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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Our programs are made possible through the generous support of our volunteer tutors, who are providing invaluable service to our Riverside County communities.


Next to the adult learner, the tutor is unquestionably the most important person in the literacy program

There are a few ways to become a literacy volunteer:

  • Adult Literacy: As a volunteer reading/writing tutor, you are the pivotal force in the literacy program's design to enable adult learners to improve their reading, writing, digital and other crucial skills.
  • English Language Classes: As a volunteer English Language tutor, you are the driving force to providing free and accessible English classes to non-native English speakers that helps learners improve job readiness skills as well as better connect with the community.
  • Family Literacy Events: As a volunteer for Family Literacy, you are providing adult learners, potential adult learners and their families vital early literacy and parent engagement support and strategies, which is shown to increase a child’s academic and life-long success.

We believe that your decision to become a volunteer tutor will be personally rewarding. Most experienced tutors have told us they believe they have received as much from the program as their adult learners. In this endeavor, Literacy Service staff are always here to support and assist you in any way we can. Please contact us whenever necessary.


VOLUNTEER APPLICATION - APPLY HERE

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

TUTOR ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

OUR GOALS

The goal of the Families for Literacy programs is to introduce the adult learner and his/her family to the value and joy of reading as a family. The underlying concept of these programs is that children who are talked to and read to by adults learn to read better and as a result break the cycle of illiteracy.

TUTORING

Tutor Orientation Scheme

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you as a volunteer tutor. In giving of yourself and your time, you are providing an invaluable service to your community.

Next to the adult learner, the tutor is unquestionably the most important person in the Literacy Program. As a volunteer reading tutor, you are the pivotal force in the Literacy Program's design to enable adult learners to function effectively in a society where reading, writing and computing is of crucial importance.

We believe that your decision to become a volunteer tutor will be personally rewarding. Most experienced tutors have told us that they believe they have received as much from the program as their adult learners. Literacy Program staff is here to support and assist you in any way we can. Please contact us whenever necessary.

OUR MISSION

To help English-speaking adults improve their literacy skills so they may fulfill their personal goals and take advantage of opportunities as lifelong learners.

ANNUAL FACTS

  • 175 Tutors Trained
  • 150 Students Matched
  • 60 Families Served
  • 10,000 Instructional Hours
  • 600 Talent and Support Hours
  • 4 Full - Time Staff Members
  • Population of Area Served - 760,000
  • Number of Literacy Sites/Centers - 3

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The program is sponsored by the California State Library Families For Literacy Grant.

The Riverside County Library Literacy Program's Community Partners assist us in making Riverside County a more literate community.

Our partners

  • Riverside County Office of Education
  • United Way of the Inland Valleys
  • Riverside County Health Department - Early Childhood
  • Immunization Program
  • Starcrest Industries - Perris

Literacy Department Hours

Monday:  8am - 4:30pm 
Tuesday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm

WESTERN COUNTY

Program Headquarters

Robidoux Library, 
5840 Mission Blvd., 
Riverside, CA 92509

Phone 
(951) 685-6901

Family Literacy Coordinator
For All of Riverside County

Allyson Jeffredo

DESERT

Desert Literacy Office

200 Civic Center Mall,
Indio, CA 92201

Phone 
(760) 342-2580

  

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