Be an Instrument of Change


The heart of The Literacy Project’s life-long learning programs are the volunteer tutors dedicating their time and energy to teach students in one-to-one tutoring, or group classes.

We have found that a successful tutor is organized, patient, reliable, respectful, flexible, and responsible. We believe that a genuine love for reading and a good sense of humor are the basic characteristics of a quality volunteer.

Volunteer tutors working with adults and middle school students, receive training in teaching strategies and techniques from the Literacy Project’s staff. Upon completion of the training, the volunteer tutors are matched with a student or a small group of students.

Progress of the student/tutor teams is managed by the program coordinators. They provide assistance, support, and additional training to the student and tutor as needed.


Choose a Tutoring Option

Please see our Programs page to determine the type of tutoring in which you might be interested.

Tutoring Sites
The tutors and students of The Literacy Project meet in a variety of locations, allowing students to pick the location most convenient for them. The main meeting places include the public libraries in Avon, Eagle, Gypsum and Vail.  We encourage all tutors to meet in a public location for the safety of both the tutor and the student.

Apply Online

You can become a part of our team today! Call our Avon Office at 970-949-5026 or the Eagle and Gypsum Office at 970-688-0118, and request a volunteer application packet.

You can also submit an online application OR fill out a print application and drop it off at the Avon, Eagle, or Gypsum Public Library.

Once you have completed an application, you will need to complete a records check at the following link:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation RECORDS CHECK

We will contact you and let you know where you can send your completed CBI RECORDS CHECK.


Volunteer Agreements

To serve as a Literacy Project volunteer, we ask that you agree to the following:

Volunteer for at least six months
Meet consistently with your student once a week
Be on time for your tutoring sessions
Abide by the Literacy Project policies and procedures as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook
Maintain student confidentiality
Submit monthly reports on your student’s progress
Notify the program immediately with any changes of address or phone, or changes in the status of your tutoring

If working with youth in our programs, complete a Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check