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

Wednesday, October 12
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm    

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

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
In-Person Workshop

Saturday, October 15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cooper-Siegel Community Library
403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Pre-registration is required.

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
Zoom Workshop

Thursday, November 10
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm    

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

Introductory Tutor Training: Teaching Adult Learners
In-Person Workshop

Saturday, November 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Literacy Pittsburgh
41 Macek Drive (Wallace School)
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Pre-registration is required.

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen
“My experience as a tutor opened my eyes to how hard people will work to achieve goals. My students are fathers, and they work to make their families lives better by bringing them here, by working seven days a week, and by attending tutoring sessions after working all day so they could deal with teachers, doctors, landlords, and grocery store clerks.  Seeing their efforts, talking about their challenges, I see that immigrants are so good for this country.”
Photo of Volunteer Spotlight: Karen

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