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Volunteer Needs Right Now

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):



Can you help at the Wilcrest front desk?

front desk helpLight duties (answering phones, greeting people as they come in), friendly atmosphere, and training provided.

Spanish speaker preferred, but not necessary - we just want friendly faces and reliable helpers!

Regular shifts needed for busy times:
Mondays 4pm – 8pm
Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm
Wednesdays 1pm – 5pm
Wednesdays 5pm – 8pm
Thursdays 5pm – 8pm
Fridays 8am – 12pm
Saturdays 8am – 3pm

Specific needs (when we have light cover and could use an extra hand):
Monday, March 19, 1pm – 3pm
Friday, March 23, 7:45am – 10:30am* 
Saturday, March 24, 8am – 3pm
Monday, March 26, 1pm – 3pm
Monday, March 26, 3pm – 8pm
Tuesday, March 27, 8am – 8pm
Wednesday, March 28, 8am – 8pm
Thursday, March 29, 8am – 8pm
Monday, April 2, 1pm – 3pm

*This date is Student Call-In Day; bi- and multi-lingual skills appreciated

If you can spend even a couple of hours a week with us, we’ll pour you a fresh cup of coffee! We're planning our 2018 schedule and training sessions now; please contact Maxine if you're interested, at 713.266.8777 or


Admin/Office/Student Help

Can you lead Student Registration sessions?

Our Student Registration sessions are crucial first steps for any new adult student wishing to take free classes at Literacy Advance. In a 2-hour session, new students fill out basic paperwork, learn about Literacy Advance, and take a short placement test (CASAS appraisal) to help us work out their literacy level and place them in the correct class.

Our Student Registration sessions are updated! We've improved our PowerPoint presentation, which adds the crucial visual element to our students who struggle with English, and we've simplified our paperwork. We're also adding to our bank of translated documents and now have multiple languages available, allowing students to take home a summary of the most important information in their choice of language.

And we're looking for new leaders! Can you spare a few hours to help new students come aboard? Training is provided, and staff are always close by to help if there are questions. We hold multiple New Student Registration sessions per month, but how often you get involved is entirely up to you.

Upcoming dates (all at Wilcrest) where we could use your help:

What? ESL New Student Registration
When? Wednesday, April 4
Where? Wilcrest

What? ESL New Student Registration
When? Saturday, April 14
Where? Wilcrest

What? ESL New Student Registration
When? Wednesday, April 18
Where? Wilcrest

What? ABE New Student Registration
When? Wednesday, April 25
Where? Wilcrest

Get in touch with Maxine, the Volunteer Manager, if you have questions or would like to get started:, or 713.266.8777.



Can you talk about us to prospective volunteers?

We've had a great invitation to be part of Cinco Ranch Library's Volunteer Fair. That's in the perfect part of town to find new friends of literacy, as we're looking for both volunteers and students to be part of our Waller campus activities.

We'll be onsite from 10am - 4pm; you can come out for the day or just join us for a part of the day; let us know!

What? Volunteer Fair
When? Saturday, March 24
What time? 10am – 4pm
Where? Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Interested? Want more information? Start with Maxine, our Volunteer Manager: 713.266.8777 or

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