New Volunteers

VITAL's volunteer tutors help thousands of adults attain greater life success through literacy. Topics include reading, writing, math, and English language skills. Tutors can also help learners prepare for the high school equivalency exam, driver's license test, and citizenship test.

Tutors are responsible for creating lesson plans and facilitating weekly tutoring sessions. They should plan to spend 2–3 hours per week on tutoring activities, including a minimum of 1.5 hours of tutoring itself, plus additional time for lesson planning. A time commitment of at least six months is preferred. New tutors attend orientation and training sessions prior to meeting with their assigned learner. All volunteer tutors must be 18 years of age or older.

To get started, please sign up to volunteer. VITAL staff will email you about upcoming opportunities.


Current Volunteers

VITAL training and resources are now available in Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that provides self-paced, online learning tools including videos, discussion, reading, assignments, and quizzes. If you can’t access the Canvas site, please contact VITAL staff.


VITAL Events

Meet VITAL staff, volunteers, and learners at VITAL events! We offer monthly orientations for new volunteers, ongoing training and meet-up opportunities for current volunteers, and a variety of social gatherings for volunteers, learners, and families.

  VITAL Events Calendar