From tutors who work one-on-one with our students, to those who support our events and fundraising activities, we're grateful for the generosity, dedication, and commitment of all our volunteers.

As a certified Service Enterprise, our volunteer program is comprised of a diverse group of respected and engaged volunteers who increase our capacity to fulfill our mission with their gift of service. For more information about volunteer opportunities, call us at (414) 344-5878 or email volunteer@literacyservices.org.

Become a Tutor

Join a team of more than 600 talented volunteers who work along with our dedicated staff to serve nearly 1,000 students each year. Volunteers are matched with students across all programs and receive the necessary training to be successful tutors. We ask that our volunteer tutors commit to tutoring for at least one 90-minute session a week for a period of 6 months. All volunteer tutors must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma. Click to learn more.

Meet Chris

2017 Tutor of Inspiration

Chris has been a tutor at LSW for over nine years. Prior to this, he spent 30 years as a corporate trainer, primarily with GE, designing and conducting training sessions for the use of medical equipment. Beyond his top-notch work as a tutor, Chris has leveraged his professional knowledge to make valuable contributions to curriculum, content delivery, and tutor training in the GED program area. A veteran of putting together courses for thousands of people, Chris describes his LSW experience of working with one student at a time as “luxurious.” We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of his considerable expertise in the service of helping our students meet their goals so that they may more fully engage in the community of which each of us is a part.

More Volunteer Opportunities

LSW has a team of volunteers that work on and support events, projects, and fundraising activities. To apply for the opportunities below or to inquire about other opportunities, please fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form.

Front Desk Support

Front Desk Support volunteers assist the organization and staff in communicating with incoming students, donors, and other guests and callers to fulfill their requests, as well as maintain respectful confidentiality of personal information. We are looking for someone to fill in on the first Friday of the month from 8:30am-12:30pm and someone for evenings, Monday to Thursday, 4:00pm-7:00pm. The commitment can be short term or ongoing.

 

Book Drive/Collection Support

Volunteers can support LSW by assisting with book drives and book collection. LSW collects books year-round for student instruction, online fundraising, and to give away. Volunteers can help by picking up books from individual donors, soliciting businesses to host book drives, and by sorting donated books.