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!

Please click here to register as a volunteer for fall classes. Most volunteer assignments will be made by mid-August, if not sooner. If you have questions, you may put them in the form or contact lindab@beavertonliteracy.org. Thank you so much!

Please note: Volunteers must be living in the US.

New volunteers

New volunteers may register above and are also invited to a new volunteer information session.  Click here to see the dates and to register for an info session

On-line / In-person

BLC offers online classes and in-person classes in Beaverton. 

What's required for volunteers? 

Volunteers work as lead or assistant teachers

Volunteers need to be fluent, open-minded English speakers.  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! 

It's helpful but not required to have:

Online teachers need a laptop or desktop computer with a stable wifi connection. (Sorry, tablets and phones are not optimal.)

Training and support

Fall in-person all-volunteer workshops.

Mentor teachers for each class level 

Observe other teachers

Textbooks to guide lesson planning in levels 0-4

BLC paid online subscriptions

A few more details

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.