Help an adult to improve their reading and writing skills

Ventura County Library’s READ Adult Literacy Program is looking for adult volunteers who would like to help other adults improve their reading and writing skills. Tutoring sites are located throughout Ventura County. No teaching experience is required and the training is free.

The READ program trains adult volunteers to provide free one-to-one tutoring for English speaking adults in need of basic literacy skills. Ventura County Library is encouraging residents to take this opportunity to volunteer as a tutor or encourage someone you know to take advantage of the free program.

The tutor training is a six week program that culminates with literacy training certification. Once certified, the tutors will visit their adult learners at locations in or near their neighborhoods.

Illiteracy is an issue that can be debilitating in so many ways for adults who never received the proper instruction. Adults who are unable to read have a much more difficult time with many daily activities that others may take for granted, along with a clear disadvantage in today’s competitive job market.

Tutors will receive free professional development services throughout this program. Successful tutors are also eligible for letters of support or recommendation for jobs, scholarships, educational opportunities, and more. The next tutor training series will be starting soon.

For more information about how you can support literacy and make a difference in someone’s life, visit the library’s website: or call the READ office at 677-7160.

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