About Manatee Literacy Council

Tutoring enriches two lives

“Our tutors are our most valuable resource. They’re committed and generously volunteer their time. Without them, we absolutely would not be able to accomplish our mission.”

Lori Johnson, Former Executive Director

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering as a tutor is very rewarding

It enriches your life while enriching the life of the adult you tutor. But the results of your efforts don't stop there. When you help adults reach their educational goals, you help their families—and our community—grow stronger.

Adults throughout Manatee County want and need to learn to read and write better or learn English as a second language. You can help them gain the basic literacy skills they need succeed as workers, parents, and community citizens.

Help build strong families and communities by becoming an adult literacy volunteer—today.


Manatee Reads!
Tutor/Volunteer Application

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please fill out the form below or download the volunteer pdf form and bring the form to our office.

Volunteer Form Volunteer PDF Form

Membership Dues Paid $35
Last Name
First Name
2nd Address
Preferred Phone Number

Date of Birth
Country of Birth
Ethnic Group
Area of Specialty
Employment Status
Languages other than English Hobbies/Interests
Previous Volunteer Experience

Referral Source

Please indicate times and days you prefer to tutor


Please indicate where you prefer to tutor

Please check if you are interested in helping in other ways

ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT Adopted January 1, 2010

Manatee Reads! does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or any other status protected by law. Individuals will be accommodated to the fullest extent as outlined in the ADA guidelines. Due to limitations of the volunteer-based program, Manatee Reads! is unable to serve some individuals who are cognitively disabled or developmentally disabled. Recognizing this policy, there may be individuals who, however willing, are not able to benefit from Manatee Reads! tutoring. If in the opinion of the tutor or a staff person and with the concurrence of the executive director, such a situation exists, the student will be advised that tutoring or continuing in tutoring is not recommended. If possible, the individual will be referred to another appropriate agency better able to meet his or her needs.


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