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Empowering People Through Literacy

"It's good for you to better yourself as a person.   Do whatever you need to do for higher education, GED, or a driver's license.   At Ulster Literacy, know that there are people there to help you." 

"Working as a tutor is a rewarding experience.   You get to help an individual reach different plateaus of learning.   What a nice feeling when your student becomes a fluent reader with comprehension skills and can write creative stories.   Yes, Anthony, I am talking about you." 

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Volunteers are an essential part of the Ulster Literacy Association story.  Our mission is supported by a dedicated network of individuals donating their time as tutors, intake and assessment coordinators, and office administrators. 

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A number of volunteers offer their professional skills to ULA, as well.

Our volunteer tutors, like our learners, come from a variety of backgrounds.  No teaching experience is necessary.  Our tutors come from all corners of Ulster County.  They are men and women, retired and employed.  If you are interested in sharing your love of reading and writing with an eager and motivated learner, then we need your help.  Many of our tutors find the role as tutor to be rewarding, interesting and satisfying.

Find out about becoming a tutor

Give us a call at 331-6837 and we will happily tell you when the next upcoming tutor training is scheduled, explain more about our programs and services, or answer any other questions you may have about our organization.

To become a tutor, one needs to be a high school graduate or hold a High School Equivalency Diploma and be 18 years of age.  New tutors complete a certification course before being paired with a learner.  Ulster Literacy Association's certification of new tutors carries with it certification by ProLiteracy Worldwide (a merger of the former organizations Laubach Literacy Action and Literacy Volunteers of America).

To get started, please call our office at 331-6837 to register for an upcoming Orientation.