Volunteer tutor training workshops are offered 2 times per year, in the fall and spring.

Volunteer tutors are needed for both daytime and evening classes in Milton, Georgetown and Acton.

Our Volunteer Tutors provide 1:1 and small group tutoring for adults looking to improve their:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Basic Math
  • Computer Skills for Work


Adult Tutoring Program (reading, writing and basic math):

Volunteer tutors are matched 1:1 with learners continuously from September through to July.  Tutoring sessions are 3 hours once per week for a 12-15 week session.  Daytime and evening classes are available.

Computer Skills for Work Program (2 levels):

Volunteer tutors facilitate small group (3-6 learners) classes for an 8 week session.  Sessions are held in the fall, winter and spring.  Classes are 3 hours once per week on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday mornings
  • Wednesday evenings
  • Thursday mornings


Suitable for:  Adults who have completed a minimum of high school level education who wish to help another adult improve their literacy skills up to grade 9 level for employment, further education or training, and increased independence.

Commitment:  A minimum of 3 hours once per week for a minimum of 6 months to one year.


  • Attendance at a Volunteer Orientation and completion of an Application Form
  • Completion of a 6 hour Volunteer Tutor Training workshop
  • Daytime or Wednesday evening availability (to facilitate meetings with LNH staff)

Volunteers are matched with learners based on availability, subject area and location. Therefore, a specific timeline cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact us for further information at 905-873-2200 or click the button below.

Tutor training

"I became involved as a literacy volunteer tutor because I firmly believe that everyone has the right to know how to read and understand what they are reading.  Some days there are spelling challenges, other days there are life lessons. EVERY week there is a reward in spending time with my student as we learn together and from each other.  I consider it a privilege to share my student's journey in learning and look forward to each week at Literacy North Halton with my student."

"Being a tutor is by far the most enjoyable volunteering experience I have had. It is wonderful to see people’s change of attitude towards math and English."