You will make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others when you make the commitment to be a volunteer teacher at Literacy Achieves.
Become a Teacher
You do not need to speak a foreign language or have teaching experience. Literacy Achieves provides the curriculum and training. Opportunities are available for morning, afternoon or evening classes.
Time commitment is 2 ½ hours per week for 12 weeks. Volunteer teacher opportunities are available at our Vickery Meadow, ELM-East Dallas and West Dallas locations. Additional volunteers needed for office help, tutoring, registrations, recognitions and other special events.
Contact Leala Rosen at or 214.265.5057 ext. 110 to learn more about current opportunities.
Whether you are with an organization planning a day of service or a small group that want to make a big impact -- Literacy Achieves can provide a meaningful way to volunteer on a project basis.
Contact Leala Rosen at or 214.255.5057 ext. 110 to learn more about current opportunities.
Examples Volunteer and Group Projects
The Workforce Literacy Program is offered in the evenings.
Cleaning in preparation for Semester start
Assistance with student mailings
Assembly of Adult student books and materials
Landscaping Cleaning and Maintenance of facilities
Painting the outside of Children’s Building
Supply Drive for Children’s or Adult Program
Supply Drive for Children and family needs – mittens, scarves, etc.
The Student Services Program extends Literacy Achieves’ goal of eliminating barriers to learning and self-sufficiency.
In addition to communication skills, students must also have confidence and cultural knowledge to access and navigate community resources in order to achieve personal goals. Dedicated staff provide individualized student assistance for referrals to community resources and coordinate enrichment programs and presentations led by community partners on topics such as legal and financial resources, nutrition, family engagement, and health resources.
Our students come from over 48 countries and speak as many languages. We only use English in the classroom and all the books and materials are in English. If you do want to brush up on your Spanish (or French, or Amharic, or anything else) you have many opportunities to talk with students before and after class.
We may register up to 25 students for each class with two teachers. Having two teachers in the classroom allows one to present material while the other gives more one-on-one time to students. The number of students can vary somewhat over the course of the semester.
We can use the skills you have – if you are good with computers, you can lead in that part of the instruction. If you are good with music, you can utilize those skills in the classroom. Whatever your strength, there is a place for you in ESL instruction.