Help Students Transform Their Lives


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.

Read more in this article by a VMLC volunteer teacher.


Project Volunteers


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.

Student Services

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.