Share your gift of literacy. Senior citizens and other volunteers welcome!




Park United Methodist Church
12 Park Street
New Jersey
United States


Life is limited when you can't read medical label warnings, correspondence from your childrens' teachers, instructions on a new appliance, complete a job application, read a street sign, directions, or apply for a driver's license. Yet many adults find themselves in exactly that position, particularly here in Essex County, where one in every four adults is considered functionally illiterate in English, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

When you help an adult, you help her or his entire family.

Here's how you can help: Become a literacy volunteer and work with adults from the U.S. and more than 100 other countries. Our tutors say they learn as much about other cultures from their students as they teach adult about U.S. culture. Our lasts tutor training session of the fiscal year takes place at Park United Methodist Church, 12 Park Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, in the church Mission House, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, on April 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, and 9, 2018. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged. Casual setting, bring your lunch.

Volunteer only two hours per week at a local library after training. For more information, contact Russell at 973-566-6200, ext 217,, or via cell phone @ 973-441-3200.


  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

High school diploma, patience, and sense of humor are helpful.

Serious applicants, please include contact phone number