Become a Volunteer

Beaverton Literacy Council is an all-volunteer organization helping over 400 adult learners improve their English skills. We hope you will join this meaningful work!

Volunteer registration is now open for 2022-2023 classes! Classes run from September to the end of May. Please click here to tell us about yourself and about how you would like to volunteer this fall.  Thank you!

On-line / In-person

For 2022-2023, we will offer online classes and, covid-permitting, will also offer in-person classes in Beaverton. Please register as a volunteer with us (above) to make sure you hear about BLC fall plans as they are finalized. 

In-person volunteers and students MAY need to wear masks and MAY need to show proof of vaccination, depending on our hosts' and community rules. 

What's required for volunteers? 

Volunteers work as class lead teachers or assistant teachers, and there are projects now and then for volunteers to help in non-teaching roles. 

To volunteer in a class, we ask that you are a fluent, open-minded English speaker and that you want to teach students from many cultures and countries. You don't have to be a grammar expert or have extensive teaching experience, but you do have to love learning and helping others learn! 

There's training too! We hold live/Zoom-based training in the summer and fall. Throughout the year, we encourage volunteers to observe other BLC teachers, attend our volunteer Roundtable discussions, attend the Portland Literacy Council spring conference, and more. 

A few more details

BLC Volunteer Resources

Teaching resources


All Beaverton Literacy Council students and instructors must be at least 18 years of age. With that exception, the BLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.