Opportunity Details

Volunteer GED & Adult Literacy Tutor

Got a soft spot for sentence composition? Love long division or adore algebra? How about sharing your everyday reading, writing, and math skills with a dedicated adult learner in your community?

Seeds of Literacy, an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides free basic education and GED™ prep to adults and has an urgent need for people just like you to volunteer as a tutor.The shocking truth is that an estimated 66% of adults in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and may struggle with everyday necessities like reading a bus schedule and understanding medication labels. You can make a very real difference! Tutors work one-to-one with students to improve reading, writing, and math skills, offer encouragement and support, and help students develop positive attitudes towards learning.

LOCATIONS: We have two brick and mortar classrooms with secured, on-site parking and security

  • Seeds West: Corner of W. 125th & Clark 
  • Seeds Eeast: Corner of Kinsman and 139th

Our third location is virtual using Zoom, with student and tutors from all over the state and the country. 

THE COMMITMENT: We ask that tutors come to one class session per week for one year. We can, however, make accommodations for those with special circumstances. Classes are two hours long (that's just 1% of your entire week!) and are offered three times a day (morning, afternoon, and evening) four days a week (Monday - Thursday). You can come to whichever session(s) you like, on whatever day(s) fit your schedule, even if it's a different time each week. 

TRAINING: You don’t have to be a educator to help, we’ll train you. We also offer ongoing professional development to keep your skills sharp, and staff is always in the classroom for support. We also provide all of the study materials and determine what each student should work on. All you have to do is show up and be willing to help. 

GET STARTED: To get started with a complete list of training dates, please complete the Volunteer Application at www.seedsofliteracy.org/volunteer. If you have questions, feel free to contact volunteer coordinator at 216.661.7950



Literacy, Education
Low-income Communities, Men, Women, Seniors

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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Express Interest

Volunteers needed through 6/30/2025
Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Monday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Staff at Seeds

After Expressing interest in one or more dates and times you'd like to volunteer, your availability will be sent to the Opportunity Leader who will review and confirm when you should attend.

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