Thank you for your interest in joining our literacy team as a tutor!

Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida provides free one-on-one tutoring, small group, and computer based instruction to adults 16 years of age or older who are generally below a 6th or 9th grade reading level. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. You can help make a difference by being an adult literacy tutor.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all tutor training and tutoring of students was conducted online or over the phone. NOW, the libraries have reopened and tutoring is conducted in-person or online based upon preference. Tutor training may be completed online only or a combination of online and in person. Please submit the tutor registration form from this site, and we will contact you to get started.

Here are the steps to join our growing family of volunteer tutors:

Step 1:

Complete the Online Interest Form. A staff member will contact you with the Volunteer Information Session schedule.

Step 2:

Attend a Volunteer Information Session. Dates are listed in the calendar.

Step 3:

Complete initial volunteer requirements:


Submit a Tutor Registration Form

Volunteers must complete a background check. You may do this online through Sterling Volunteers for a fee of $21.50. Our organization code is t5vse0z. Click here for detailed instructions.
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You may get a free background check through JSO by taking the Local Criminal Background Check Form to a local Sherriff’s Office. JSO will complete the background check while you wait.

ProLiteracy Online Courses– Register and complete two free ProLiteracy Tutor Training Online courses, “Introduction to Literacy” and “Working with Adult Literacy Learners.”  (Click here for detailed instructions) These courses generally take 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. You can do them all at once, or at your own pace.

Submit Certificates– Print course completion certificates and turn them in at the Literacy Alliance office or via email to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Step 4:

Register for and attend in-person Tutor Training. (4-hour workshop.) You may also turn in background check documentation or ProLiteracy Tutor Training Online course certificates on your Tutor Training day.

To learn more about becoming a tutor, please read our FAQ.  Please call us at 904-238-9000 or email our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions, and we will be happy to assist you.