Volunteer Literacy Program

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Each year, thousands of adult learners in Washington state, get help with reading, writing, math, or English from trained volunteer tutors.

Trained Volunteer Literacy Program (VLP) volunteers lead classrooms, as well as individual and small group instruction at community and technical colleges, multi-service community agencies, and independent literacy councils.

Volunteers help adult learners who:

  • need extra one-to-one help in addition to their classes.
  • struggle to fit classes into their work schedules.
  • are on long waiting lists for English language classes.

Volunteer Literacy Program Principles

Developed by and for volunteer adult literacy programs in Washington, the VLP principles aim to promote quality standards for volunteer adult literacy programs. The principles outline best practices, program quality indicators, self-assessment tools for program staff and advisory boards, and technical assistance and program review guidance for state staff.

Volunteer Literacy Program PrinciplesPDF [Revised Feb. 9, 2015]

For more information, contact the Basic Education for Adults office at 360-704-4323.



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