Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Literacy Pittsburgh. The first step in becoming a volunteer is to watch this 15-minute video about our organization, our students, and what is needed to be a successful volunteer.

After watching the video, you'll next need to complete the volunteer application and register for a free, two-hour Introductory Training about teaching adult learners. Please see the training dates below for upcoming workshops. Information about additional training will be provided at the introductory session. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
Zoom Workshop

Monday, February 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m

For this virtual training, the Zoom link will be provided once you register.

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
In-Person Workshop

Saturday, March 4
09:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Literacy Pittsburgh Downtown Center
411 Seventh Avenue Suite 525.
Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-registration is required.

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
Zoom Workshop

Tuesday, March 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m

For this virtual training, the Zoom link will be provided once you register.

Volunteer Spotlight: Milton
“As a tutor, I’ve realized how much the personal and academic are intertwined for students. You can’t give your full attention to a word problem if you are worried about rent money, and you can’t meet the criteria for a new job if you can’t respond to an emailed question without making mistakes in writing. It’s an especially important reminder to me because I went straight through my school, got a teaching job and stayed there for 37 years. How “boring” that is compared to the journeys of many of my students!”
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