Please note: all services are currently being provided virtually with some potential exceptions. Our Start Now Program is currently on hold, but we do have other volunteer opportunities, especially for our literacy tutoring, available now.

Volunteers are the reason the Nashville Adult Literacy Council is able to teach more than 1,700 adults to read and succeed each year. Our current volunteer needs are detailed below.

Volunteer Teaching

With 75 adults on our waiting list, new volunteers are critical to our success. No experience is necessary. NALC staff provides thorough training in our two tutoring programs:  the One-on-One Program and the Start Now Program.  
One-on-One Program Start Now Program
When? You set a convenient, recurring time You set one-hour appointments during Start Now hours
Where? Any public location Our West Nashville or Antioch offices
Who do I help? The same person each time, either a literacy or English learner A different literacy or English learner each time
How often? Two or three hours a week for six months As much or as little as is convenient
What’s my support? After training, the NALC staff will provide a guide at your first meeting The NALC staff will provide lesson plans

Skills-Based Volunteer Needs

While teaching is the heart of our program, other volunteer opportunities that serve our basic operating and administrative needs include:
  • Board service
  • Computer and technology support
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic design
  • Office administration
  • Web design and maintenance

"All of us at one time or another have been helped in our journey of life. Remember how good that felt. Give back--you can and will make a difference."

- Ronnie P., NALC Tutor

For more information on volunteering, call 615-298-8060 or email info@nashvilleliteracy.org.