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The Portland Metro Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training includes ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Training is available for volunteer tutors and required at many volunteer literacy tutoring programs. Workshops are usually held over two consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tutors should plan to attend both sessions. Pre-registration is required.


The following nonprofit agencies are seeking volunteer tutors to work with adult students. Tutors can chose to work one-on-one, with a small group, or as a program assistant. If you want to know more about becoming a volunteer tutor please contact them for more information.

    • Portland Community College Volunteer Tutor Program (Cascade Campus)
      705 N. Killingsworth, TH 108d, Portland, OR 97217
      Sara Packer, Coordinator, Phone: 971-722-5373, Email:
    • Portland Community College Volunteer Tutor Program (SouthEast Campus)
      2850 SE 82nd Ave, MTH123c, Portland, OR 97266, Phone: 971-722-6280
      Kathleen Holloway, Coordinator, Email:
    • Portland Community College Volunteer Tutor Program (Sylvania Campus)
      12000 SW 49th Ave., P.O. Box 19000 (SY SS 3), Portland, OR 97280.
      Kay Talbot, Coordinator, Phone: 971-722-4903, Fax: 971-722-8191, Email:
    • SE Works - WorkSource
      7916 SE Foster #104, Portland, OR 97206.
      Blair Orfall, Resource Specialist, Phone: 503-772-2341, Email:
    • English In Action: Conversation practice/ESL tutoring
      1137 SW Broadway (corner of Broadway and Madison), Downtown Portland
      First Congregational Church (back door), Saturday mornings 9 to 11, academic year only.
      Wendy Shaw, Coordinator, Phone 503-227-8191, Email
    • Beaverton Literacy Council (Beaverton)
      ESL and Citizenship Tutoring
      PO Box 952, Beaverton, OR 97075-0952
      Phone: (503) 520-8764, Email:
    • Tigard PCC Tutoring Program - Tigard Senior Center (Tigard)
      8815 SW O'Mara St, Tigard, OR 97223. Kris Magaurn, Coordinator
      Phone: (503) 953-8185, Email:
    • PCC Willow Creek Center - Volunteer Literacy Center (Beaverton/Aloha/Hillsboro)
      241 SW Edgeway Dr., Rm 307, Beaverton
      Tracy Buseman-Carlstrom, Coordinator, Phone: 971-722-2516, Email:
      Edit McDonald, Coordinator, Phone: 971-722-2578, Email:
    • PCC - Rock Creek Campus, Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program (Beaverton/Aloha)
      Please see information for Willow Creek Center (above)
    • Tualatin Public Library (Tualatin)
      18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
      Annie Lewis, Outreach Librarian, Phone: (503) 691-3077, Email:
    • Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, Harmony and Canby)
      19600 South Molalla Ave. Oregon City, OR 97045
      Michelle Culley, Volunteer Literacy Tutor Coordinator
      Phone: (503) 594-3624, email:

*Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor by visiting the Tutor Pages of the Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program at PCC.


ESOL Tutor and Student Learning Packets: (Download Free)

These ESOL packets were compiled by Adult Basic Skills department and Volunteer Literacy Program Coordinators at Portland Community College. The ESOL packets were made possible with the permissions of Pro Lingua Associates and New Readers Press. They are made available to PLC courtesy of the Oregon Literacy, Inc. website.

Student ESOL Packets:

Tutor/Instructor ESOL Packets: