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

Confirm Email*
Phone Number*

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

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?
5. List any State Education Certifications you hold.
6. List any other Certifications you hold.

Availability-Time and Place

1. When are you available for tutoring? Please check ALL that apply.*
2. Where would you be willing to tutor? Tutoring must occur in a public place, such as a local library. Please choose at least 3 places. *
Other preferred location #1
Other preferred location #2
Other preferred location #3

Time Commitment

Volunteer Literacy 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. Please describe anything that would prevent you from tutoring for a major block of time in the next 6-12 months (no character limit).

Any Obstacles to Six-Month Commitment?

Personal Interest & 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


Choose ESL or ABE Tutor Training

DCLC Volunteers tutor one-on-one with either an ESL or an ABE adult student. Please select a training from ONE of the two lists below (either ESL or ABE).

To Become an ESL Volunteer Tutor

As an English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteer, you would tutor an adult from another country who is learning to speak English. You do NOT need to know another language.


  • All ESL training sessions are held at DCLC-Upper Darby, 115 Fairfield Ave-2nd Floor, Upper Darby PA 19082 (entrance on Terminal Square).
  • ESL Tutor Training includes a 6-hour self-paced online training module to be completed between Saturday sessions.
  • Participants must attend all training sessions.
To Train as an ESL Tutor, Please Select One Training from this List

To Become an ABE Volunteer Tutor

As an Adult Basic Education (ABE) Volunteer, you would tutor an adult in reading and writing.


  • All ABE training sessions are held at Delaware County Literacy Council, 2217 Providence Ave, Chester PA 19013
  • ABE Tutor Training includes a required evening followup session, 6:30-8:00 pm, on the date indicated.
  • Participants must attend all training sessions.
To Train as an ABE Tutor, Please Select One Training from this List

Media Consent Agreement

Please indicate below if you give DCLC consent to use images of you and/or your name in its online and print publicity.

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone Number

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. You will receive an email confirmation and our Volunteer Recruiter will be in touch with you soon.


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