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Current Volunteer Needs

volunteerBefore beginning as a volunteer at Literacy Advance, you'll need to register - if you haven't already done so, you can read the Volunteer FAQs, or request further information about joining our wonderful group of volunteers.

Our current needs (click on any title for details):


Alumni Group Leaders & Helpers

Looking for expressions of interest

alumniOur Alumni group, for graduated ESL students, has been quiet of late - and we want to change that. We're looking for volunteers interested in either leading or helping coordinate this group.

Structure is flexible;  we're hoping that the group could meet once or twice a month. In previous years, the group has met either for conversation or for a fun activity, such as a free day at a Houston museum, or similar.

We hope that leaders and helpers will have been involved as volunteer tutors at Literacy Advance, so if that's you, and you think this sounds interesting, please call 713.266.8777 and ask for Diana, our Transition Coach, or email her:



Can you help at the Wilcrest front desk?

front desk help

Can you help us out in the new year?

Light duties (answering phones, greeting people as they come in), friendly atmosphere, and training provided. Spanish speaker preferred, but not necessary.

NOTE: You don't need to be able to do the full time listed - please just tell us what part of the time you could do! We're very flexible!

Most pressing needs right now:

Monday mornings

Tuesdays after 1pm

Wednesdays after 1pm

Thursdays after 1pm

If you can spend even a couple of hours a week with us, we’ll pour you a fresh cup of coffee! Please contact Maxine at 713.266.8777 or


family literacy

Volunteer for a Family Literacy Event!

family literacyOur Family Literacy program is bustling, and we always need volunteers!

Help us with literacy activities for the students (pre-kindergarten through 5th grade), distribute free books to the children, or register the families as they arrive. 

Volunteers are requested to arrive 30 minutes before the event start time (see below) to help set up and stay 30 minutes afterwards to help pack up.

All volunteers will need to complete a Criminal Background Check before being involved (Literacy Advance will cover the costs for this).

Upcoming events:

If you're interested in volunteering for an event, please contact us for more information, or call 713.266.8777 and ask to speak to Maxine.

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