Volunteer Tutor Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC). If you have not yet read DCLC's Volunteer Information Page, please click here.


In addition to completing all parts of this form to the best of your ability, please also:

(1) read and agree to DCLC's Volunteer Duties.

(2) apply for a PA State Criminal Background Check and provide us with a printout of the results. (The results are considered part of the application; please submit them to DCLC as soon as possible.)

Contact Information

* = Response required

State / Province*
Confirm Email*
Home Phone Number ~~ (use cell # if you have no land line)*

NOTE: Preferred Phone Number Format: 000-000-0000.

Cell Phone Number
Work Phone Number
Preferred Method of Contact--Please check ALL that apply*
  • Home phone
  • Work phone
  • Cell phone
  • Email
Within your state, in which county do you reside?

Personal Information

3. Date of Birth ~ ~ ~ ~ (mm/dd/yyyy)*
5. Occupation and Place of Employment
"Other" response for #7
9. If you answered yes to #8, please explain here:


"Other" response for #1
2. What was your Field of Study for this degree?
3. At what School did you earn this degree?
4. In what Year did you earn this degree?
5. List any State Education Certifications you hold.
6. List any other Certifications you hold.

Tutoring Subject Area Preferred

Type of Tutoring Preferred--Please choose ONE*
  • Reading/Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Would like more information before choosing

Availability-Time and Place

1. When are you available for tutoring? Please check ALL that apply.*
  • Daytime-Mornings
  • Daytime-Afternoons
  • Evenings
2. Where would you be willing to tutor? Tutoring must occur in a public place, such as a local library. Please check ALL that apply.*
  • DCLC building in Chester**
  • Other public location in Chester**
  • Upper Darby**
  • Lansdowne/Yeadon
  • Ridley Township
  • Southeast Delco (Glenolden, Darby, Folcroft, etc.)
  • Springfield
  • Other (please list below):

** = locations of greatest need (in choices for question #2)

Other preferred locations:

Other Tutoring Preferences

You are applying to be a one-to-one tutor. Are you willing to work in the following special circumstances?

Time Commitment

Volunteer Tutors are asked to commit to at least six months of tutoring twice a week. Tutors and students can communicate directly with one another to re-schedule meetings when one of them has an emergency, an appointment, or a planned vacation of up to 3 weeks. If you know of any other circumstances that would prevent you from tutoring for a major block of time in the next six to twelve months, please describe the circumstances below (no character limit).

Any Obstacles to Six-Month Commitment

Personal Interest and Relevant Experience

Briefly describe what interests you about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and any experience or special skills you have that are relevant to this volunteer position (no character limit).

Interest and Experience

Select A Training

Please select ONE training from EITHER the Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) list. The dates and times of the trainings are listed below each drop-down selection list. All trainings are held at Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC), 2217 Providence Ave., Chester PA 19013.

Here are the specific dates and times of the upcoming Adult Basic Education (ABE) trainings for new volunteers. Volunteers must attend all sessions of a given training.


September 2018 ABE Tutor Training

Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

with a follow-up session Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


November 2018 ABE Tutor Training

Mondays/Wednesdays, November 5, 7, 12, and 14, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
with a follow-up session Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Here are the specific dates and times of the upcoming English as a Second Language (ESL) trainings for new volunteers. Volunteers must attend all sessions of a given training.


September 2018 ESL Tutor Training

Saturdays, September 22 and 29, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

with a follow-up session Thursday, October 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


November 2018 ESL Tutor Training

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Monday/Wednesday, November 5 and 7, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

with a follow-up session Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Media Consent Agreement

 I hereby give Delaware County Literacy Council permission to use photographs, moving images, and sound recordings of me, as well as written materials about me, in reports and publications describing or promoting the activities of Delaware County Literacy Council. These publications may include, but are not limited to, informational brochures, web sites, videos, and other digital and audio media. Note: DCLC raises awareness about adult literacy and promotes its free literacy programs through print and multimedia publicity. Sharing photographs and individual stories is a powerful way to spread our message.

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Contact Name

Please give at least one phone number for your Emergency Contact. Preferred Phone Number Format: 000-000-0000.

Emergency Contact Phone Number
Emergency Contact Phone Number-alternate

Agreement and Signature

By typing my name below and submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete, and I agree to abide by DCLC's Volunteer Duties. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.

Please Type Your Full Name
Today's Date ~ ~ ~ ~ (mm/dd/yyyy)

Policy of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Thank You

Thank you for completing this online application. Please be sure to type the letters or words you see in the Security Code box below before pressing the Submit button. You will receive an email confirmation and our Volunteer Recruiter will be in touch with you soon.

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