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Looking for a Meaningful Volunteer Opportunity?
Become an Ulster Literacy Tutor!

People who choose to volunteer with Ulster Literacy find an opportunity to engage in an immensely helpful and satisfying endeavor. Our tutors, like our learners, come from a variety of backgrounds and have many reasons for joining us. They all want to help others!

No teaching experience is necessary. If you are interested in sharing your love of reading and writing with an eager and motivated learner, then we can use your help.

For more information or to sign up for an information session:
Call: (845) 331-6837

Spring Appeal Message

Dear Friend,

At Ulster Literacy Association, we envision a county where everyone has access to life-changing learning. In April 2023, we re-established our Correctional Education Program at the Ulster County Jail after a three-year pandemic pause. With 70% of all incarcerated adults reading below the 4th-grade level (National Adult Literacy Survey), the need for our services is great.

Our creative writing, art therapy, and GED preparation classes have served over 150 participants to date and offer an opportunity for incarcerated adults to improve their literacy skills, prepare for their high school equivalency exams (GED), and have opportunities for transformative social interaction.

Our work at the Ulster County Jail furthers our mission to provide adults with personalized instruction in reading, writing, and English communication skills through one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, and English classes.

Please consider helping us continue this work by contributing to our Spring fundraising initiative or by contributing your time as a volunteer. For more information, call 845-331-6837 or email

Join us in transforming our community through literacy.

Amy Lenard
Executive Director
Ulster Literacy Association 

Read Our Spring ‘24 Newsletter >