Every volunteer at Literacy Partners helps us do more to help our students improve their English skills.

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Here’s how you can help:

  • Facilitate an English practice group. Literacy Partners provides English conversation practice groups where immigrant New Yorkers learn about free city resources, build their confidence, and share their personal triumphs and challenges. In two-hour classes, enthusiastic and compassionate facilitators use the Emmy award-winning educational video series We Speak NYC (formerly We Are New York) as a narrative springboard to discuss immigrant-centered scenarios and how to access NYC resources (e.g., paid sick leave, translators for parent-teacher conferences, free and confidential mental health services). Participants work together to practice English, solve problems, and advocate for themselves and their families in an English dominant world. Volunteer facilitators are needed throughout NYC at various schedules. Sign up for our monthly volunteer mailing list to receive information on current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • Teach a fellow New Yorker how to read. Literacy Partners has been teaching adults to read since 1974. Literacy Partners’ newly relaunched Basic Literacy Program is recruiting volunteer tutors. After comprehensive training and with consistent hands-on support, tutors provide one-on-one phonics based reading instruction to adult New Yorkers between the ages of 20 and 87. All tutors work one three hour shift a week, on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at our classroom at 75 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. Sign up for our monthly volunteer mailing list to receive information on current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • Work with our staff in our office. Help us serve more families with better results by volunteering in our Communications, Development, or Program Departments with a wide variety of day-to-day tasks and special projects. Sign up for our monthly volunteer mailing list to receive information on current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • Host a special event or help organize one. Networking events are one of the most important ways we can engage more community members in our mission. Sign up for our monthly volunteer mailing list to receive information on current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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