Make a difference in a person's life. Teach an adult to read. Project Read volunteers are trained to succeed in tutoring! Volunteers attend two engaging training workshops and are well-prepared before being paired with an adult literacy student.

The 10-hour training will be held on Saturdays, July 13 and 20 (10:30am-3:30pm) at the San Mateo MAIN Library, 55 West 3rd Avenue. Preregistration is required. 

Interested? Simply signup at Fill out the online Library Volunteer Application and in the assignment section CHOOSE Project Read Adult Tutor from the pull down menu.  Join our team as a volunteer adult literacy tutor. Volunteers are patient, flexible and want to make a difference in their community. Tutors work one-on-one with adult learners, improving basic reading and writing skills and supporting learners in achieving their learning goals.

Volunteer tutors must:

-- Have a high school diploma or GED

-- Complete tutor orientation and training (2 days)

-- Commit to at least six months of volunteering

-- Be available to tutor twice a week for one or two hour sessions

-- Stay connected with Project Read by participating in phone calls and planning meetings

Interested? See VolunteerSource at for this and other library volunteer opportunities.


  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


San Mateo Public Library

55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

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