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 for 2023-2024 will open in early July. In the meantime, please click here to join our mailing list and let us know a bit about your interest. We will get in touch when registration opens. If you have questions, you may put them in the form or contact lindab@beavertonliteracy.org. Thank you!

On-line / In-person

For 2023-2024, we will offer online classes and in-person classes in Beaverton. 

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 and 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.