Get Involved

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer Form

    Please help Literacy Action of Central Arkansas continue their great work by volunteering! Click here to fill out our Volunteer Form.

    Other ways to help...

    Tutoring is a big commitment of time and energy. If the timing is not right for you at the moment, there are many ways that your time and professional skills can help our organization. Contact us now to let us know how you can help in the following areas:
    • Special Events Volunteer: Literacy Action hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the year that need extra volunteers.
    • Community Education Services: Volunteer to speak to local groups. Literacy Action works with organizations in the Central Arkansas area to educate their members on literacy issues that affect the community.
    • Staff Support: Assist staff with data entry, special events and fundraising.
    • Tutor Training: Put your adult education skills to work by helping our training specialists teach incoming tutors.
    • Tutor Recruitment: Talk to friends about tutoring opportunities at Literacy Action.
    • Marketing and Public Relations: Write articles for the Literacy Action Newsletter or assist with social media activities.
    • Market Research: Design and conduct research to support current and future programs.
    • Creative Talent: Volunteer your creative talent in graphic arts, photography, video and copy writing.
    • Development and Grant Writing: Help staff research and write grants.
  • Corporate Sponsors

  • Donate

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    What are you THANKFUL for?

    Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 10.37.32 AMOur Fall Giving Campaign, "What are you THANKFUL for?," is in full swing and includes #GivingTuesday (December 1, 2015). Terry Colvin of Modern Dent Repair has promised to match up to $400 in funds raised on #GivingTuesday!

    Share the joy of Literacy with others this holiday season by making an online donation. Gifts of $20, $50, $100 or any other amount make a difference and are greatly appreciated! Donations are used to train tutors, test students and provide curriculum and supplies - ALL FREE of charge to our students and tutors!
    And guess what? I am so THANKFUL for YOU! I'm thankful for the generosity of hundreds of people, like YOU, who provide support at all levels to keep Literacy Action of Central Arkansas open and serving those who need us. YOUR donations helped over 500 people in 2015 learn to read and speak English. And we cannot do it without YOU! Please make a gift TODAY. Help us continue the fight against illiteracy in our community and improve the lives of our students one word at a time.
    Please consider a gift to help Literacy Action thrive, grow, and serve more of the 145,000 students in the Central Arkansas area that cannot read.

    YOU are the champions of Literacy in this community.

    Donate by clicking the button below
    or calling (501) 372-7323.
    You may also MAIL a donation to:
    Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
    P.O. Box 900
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
  • Tutoring FAQs

    Do I need to know a second language to teach English to a non-native speaker?

      You do not need to speak a second language. In fact, our training program assumes that you do not speak a foreign language. Our intensive training session will equip you to begin teaching a non-native to speak and read English.

    Do I have to come to the Literacy Action office to tutor?

      Many tutors like to use our offices because resource materials are close at hand. We have found, however, that the best site is one that is convenient for both you and your student. We tutors use public libraries, coffee shops, churches and business locations for tutoring. The only requirement is that you meet at a public site.

    What happens if I need to miss a meeting with my student?

      Over the course of a year or two, you and your student will have valid reasons for missing some tutoring sessions. Rescheduling is arranged to suit both parties.

    What happens if I do not feel the match is working out?

      You should talk to the Literacy Action coordinator who will discuss your concerns and either resolve them or assign you to another student.

    What does it cost to be a literacy tutor?

      There is no fee for participating in the program.

    What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer tutor?

      As a tutor you are personally addressing the huge issues of illiteracy. Watching your student master new skills is extremely gratifying. In addition, many tutors enjoy building new relationships and learning about other cultures. Tutoring is a rewarding activity at any age.

    What are the commitments necessary to become a Literacy Action Tutor?

      Before beginning as a Literacy Action tutor, individuals are required to review and sign a Volunteer Tutor Agreement. This agreement covers the primary tutor responsibilities and commitments. Prospective tutors should review the agreement before registering for a tutor-training workshop. Please contact the Literacy Action office if you have questions or need additional information.

    If I am unable to tutor at this time, what else can I do to help the program?

      There are many other ways to get involved. Look at the volunteer section above.

    What else can I do? I am not able to make the time commitment to tutor a student right now.

      Many people find that for various reasons they are not able to give the time necessary to tutor a student, but are able to make this a goal for the future. There are many other ways to get involved.

    How do I get started?

      If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities in the Little Rock and the Pulaski County area, Click Here.