Thank you for expressing interest in volunteer tutoring. The SDCOL supports a variety of literacy programs throughout San Diego County. These programs provide one-on-one, small group, and classroom tutoring services for adults, youth, and families.

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The San Diego Council on Literacy and its adult, youth and family literacy programs are focused on improving the lives of San Diego County residents who have limited reading and writing skills.

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To learn more about our Affiliated Literacy Programs and possible volunteer locations, please click the button below.

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We enhance countywide literacy efforts through education, outreach and partnerships, and empowered 165,136 adults and children to improve their quality of life by bettering their literacy skills last year alone.

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SDCOL Mission

Happy-children-readingTo unite the community to support literacy through leadership, advocacy, and resources.

Roles of the San Diego Council on Literacy:

  • Increasing resources for service providers
  • Expanding access to services for those needing literacy instruction
  • Providing coordination of services on a regional basis
  • Spreading best practices
  • Ensuring accountability/showing outcomes from services/instruction
  • Engaging the leadership in literacy solutions
  • Keeping literacy visible as a cause that enhances quality of life for all

Currently, there are 26 affiliated literacy programs that provide no-cost literacy assistance to children, families, and adults in San Diego County.  In 2012, these programs served over 170,000 learners.

For Assistance

*If you need help with your reading/writing/math skills, or are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please call our hotline at 1-888-850-READ

*Si usted necesita ayuda con su lectura/escritura/computación, llame con confianza nuestra línea de infomación al 1-888-850-READ Se habla espanol.

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