Instructors and Volunteers

We welcome all volunteers! TLL requires a significant and diverse skill base to execute our mission.

Headquarters Volunteers

From legal, to financial, to marketing, to administrative, to fundraising,  if you would like to help, we would appreciate hearing from you. Special thanks to CK Communications for building and maintaining our website and forthcoming collateral materials.

Field Volunteers

Our core mission is to provide reading instruction to adults in need. Instructors, trainers, and area coordinator are committed individuals who execute our mission. They are the heroes of TLL. To become an instructor, you must be qualified, and we are happy to train you! We also welcome educators who have taught reading.

Training is free and takes about 8 hours, to be completed at your leisure. Upon completion, you will understand the five components of reading:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Instruction requires meeting with your student for a minimum of 90-120 minutes each week in one of our regional, public locations. One hour of preparation and travel is typically required for every hour with the adult learner. Each learner’s time to complete the full course will vary according to many factors. It is a significant commitment that is just as equally rewarding as it is impactful to our community.

To be an Adult Learner, you must

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in Texas
  • Be available for tutoring during hours that your library is open
  • Take an assessment to evaluate skill levels
  • Meet at one of our regional facilities
  • Have some English skills*

There is no charge for tutoring. Our entire tutoring staff comprises highly trained volunteers.

Education materials are all supplied at no cost.

Please contact us to learn more.