Literacy Partners is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us strengthen and expand our online adult education programs. Come join us!

We strengthen families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, low-income parents in New York City develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Our research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth.

As a volunteer at Literacy Partners, you play a major role in helping low-income and immigrant parents and caregivers develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world.

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Ready to make a difference?

Take a Look at the Volunteer Programs We offer:

English for Parents

Group English classes for parents of young children to improve everyday English skills. Volunteer Speaking Partners can serve as in-class conversation facilitators or one-on-one conversation partners.

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One-on-One Conversation Partner
Small Group Conversation Facilitator

Reading for Adults

One-on-one reading help for parents of young children and other adults to help adults achieve their reading goals to feel more comfortable reading with their children. Volunteers work one-on-one as Reading Partners using an evidence-based program.

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Reading Partner


High School Equivalency and Transition to College

Leadership development classes for young parents who plan to go to college. Volunteers help with one-on-one writing help and student mentoring.

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Writing Partners


    • La Fuerza de Familias Latinas
      Workshops for Spanish-speaking parents. Volunteers provide office and event support.
    • LP Communications, Development, or Program Departments
      Volunteers assist with a wide variety of day-to-day tasks and special projects.