How Can I Help?

There are many ways to volunteer at Literacy Nipissing. Our most common volunteer need is for tutors, one-on-one or with a small group. You can also volunteer as a board member, one-time event assistant, or other opportunities when they come available.

*Please note that we require all volunteers to submit a police record check or suitable references.

If you have strengths in the following areas, you should become a tutor.

  • working with people
  • reading and writing in English
  • teaching others about computers
  • maintaining patience


If the first idea that pops into your mind is, “I can’t tutor, I am not a teacher,” don’t worry. We give a thorough training session using the principles of Laubach Literacy, an internationally known tutor training program. We present these workshops twice a year as the need arises.



  • My sincere thanks to you and all the people at Literacy Nipissing for the opportunity to tutor Rob and for the support you have given me. It was one of the best experiences I have had in my life and I really enjoyed getting to know Rob and helping him learn. I also enjoyed the annual meetings and the recognition that Rob and I received from the Council. You are all doing a great job!

    Mike B.

We value all volunteers and are grateful for any time that can be given to help learners and staff. Click below to learn about how you can make a difference.

Be A Tutor

You can make change someone's life. Read about the process of becoming a tutor, see a job description, and download the tutor form.

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Current Tutors

Support for current tutors includes: training, lesson templates, communication tips, and reporting.

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Other Opportunities

You don't have to be a tutor to volunteer. We have lots of other ways that you can help today.

Available Roles