Become an AmeriCorps Adult Literacy Instructor with Literacy Delaware TODAY!

Believing that literacy is the great equalizer, Literacy Delaware advances literacy through training, tutoring, English language acquisition, and advocacy for all Delawareans. 


For 40 years, Literacy Delaware has trained volunteers to tutor adults with low literacy or English language skills.




Submit YOUR application TODAY! 

Send to

or reach out for more information. 302.658.5624


Become a Literacy Corps Member with Literacy Delaware!


We Need YOU!


  • Adult learners are on a waiting list due to demand exceeding capacity
  • Becoming a Literacy Instructor will help us create a more literate Delaware and give these learners the chance to succeed!
  • Literacy Instructors complete one year of service to support the various programs offered by Literacy Delaware. 
  • From one-on-one tutoring to small class instruction our AmeriCorps members make sure adult learners are achieving success in our program.

Benefits you'll receive:

  • Training provided by nationally recognized organizations covering basic literacy and ESL Instruction

  • Monthly living allowance stipend

  • Student loan deferment

  • Education award upon successful completion of service

    Award can be used towards federal student loans and higher education expenses.  For members aged 55+, the award can be gifted to a child, stepchild, or grandchild.
  • Network with professionals in the nonprofit sector in addition to active alumni within AmeriCorps Delaware.

What you bring to Literacy Delaware

  • Compassion and respect for adults with low literacy skills
  • Ability to serve remotely and in person
  • A drive to support adult literacy
  • Ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
this istockphoto-1200381682-612x612.jpeg

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers.

Literacy Delaware Executive Director Cynthia Shermeyer
AC Member Christina McDermott Talks About Her Experience
AC VISTA Quincee Tellis Talks About Her Experience

Nearly 300,000 adults in Delaware cannot read or write above a third-grade level.

Critical Life Skills

Functional literacy is critical for navigating the workforce, advocating for oneself and fulfilling basic needs.


A mother's reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success. Children of parents with low literacy have a 72% chance of being at the lowest literacy levels themselves.

What Our Learners and Tutors Say:

Need more information?

Contact us for more information about becoming a Literacy Instructor!