Volunteer to Tutor

it’s easy as 1-2-3!

1 hour with your student

2 times a week

for only 3 months

Are you 14 or older? Do you want to make a lasting difference in the life of a child?

Join Children’s Literacy Center in offering one-to-one tutoring at no cost to families.

Our experienced staff will train you to use our fun, award-winning Peak Reader® curriculum.

Watch your student learn and grow through reading stories, playing word games, and unlocking the meaning of words! You will give your student the skills to succeed for the rest of their lives. Spread the gift of reading…ONE child at a time.

Before completing the application, please answer the following questions:

  • Can you make a commitment to volunteer for a minimum period of 6 weeks during the summer or 12 weeks during the fall or winter?

    Fall semester: September through December

    Spring semester: February through May

    Summer semester: June through July (6-week session)

  • Can you volunteer on a regularly scheduled basis? (Please review the tutoring times, days and  locations by clicking on this link: http://www.childrensliteracycenter.org/tutoring-locations.)
  • Can you attend an in-person volunteer training and/or an online training required to become a tutor? (Please review the schedule for  the upcoming training sessions below.)
  • Can you successfully complete a background check if you are 18 years of age or older?

Start by completing an application today!  

All new volunteers are required to complete training in the Peak Reader curricula. Children’s Literacy Center offers online, one-to-one, or group training.  If you indicated on your application that you would like to attend training in person or one-to-one, review the schedule below and then contact Pamela Polke (pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org), to sign up for a training session. If you indicated on your application that you are interested in the online training, you will be contacted once the application process is complete.


Winter 2016 Training Schedule

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 
Pueblo YMCA
3200 E. Spaulding Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81008
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. +map it 


Saturday, January 23, 2016
Children’s Literacy Center
2928 Straus Lane, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. +map it 


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Children’s Literacy Center
2928 Straus Lane, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. +map it 


Date: To be determined
Woodland Park Library (Large Mtg. Room)
218 Midland Avenue
Woodland Park, CO  80866
Time: To be determined  +map it


Saturday, January 30, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr., Library (Akron Room)
9898 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO  80010
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. +map it



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