Volunteers

Volunteer in a Literacy Program

Work 1:1 and in small groups with students who need you. 
Each person who helps someone learn is an important part of that individual’s life. Schools are safe, vibrant places for adult learners to study and challenge themselves, and the work you do makes that environment even more rich and meaningful.

Flexible and convenient scheduling
We have classes during the day and evening. Our volunteers can choose which classes they push into, attending from 1-5 days/week

Choose the subjects you support
Our students need support in all the major content areas - Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science - as well as English language support. You can challenge yourself to learn alongside students and model learning for them, or support a subject in which you have more expertise. 

Friendly staff and eager-to-learn students
Becoming a tutor at CWD means joining a family of life-long learners dedicated to helping others achieve their individual educational goals. Our students attend classes here because they know they'll be surrounded by staff committed to their success. Join us today!

Classroom Volunteer
A Classroom Volunteer is an individual with an established educational and/or professional background in instruction or the applicable subject matter. This may include, but is not limited to, a NYS certified K-12 teacher or teacher’s aide, adult education certified instructor, or other subject matter expert. Classroom volunteers support learning in the classroom through content tutoring support, clarifying directions for students, leading small group discussions and more.

Peer Volunteer
A Peer Volunteer is an individual who has successfully completed an educational program at CWD – general literacy instruction, HSE preparation, ESOL, or job-training. Peer volunteers provide support to adult learners by helping them transition into or between programs, explaining processes or procedures that may be unfamiliar, leading enrollment or information sessions, and providing general encouragement and testimonials. Peer volunteers, generally, do not work with students on academic material, but provide much needed non-academic support.

Getting started
Anyone interested in volunteering must complete the volunteer application form, obtain Director approval, and attend a volunteer orientation before service can begin. 


Download and print the Volunteer Application Form and return it to our Main Office via email, fax, or drop off a hard copy. Once the Director has approved the application, you'll be invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation, where you will learn more about our programs and the volunteer program and how to get started. 

Please contact us with questions: 
Main Office phone: 585-349-9100 
Main Office fax: 585-349-9101
Main Office email: [email protected]
Main Office address: 3555 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624