Volunteers at CFLC make a difference.

Our literacy programs rely on volunteer power to make a difference in the lives of adult learners in the Cape Fear region.

Your support helps us to fulfill our mission: to provide personalized education so adults can transform their lives and contribute to a stronger Wilmington.

Learn more about the vital role that our volunteers play here at the Cape Fear Literacy Council:

  • Trained and certified volunteer instructors aid program staff in providing direct educational services to adult learners.
  • Our Partners in Literacy work with staff to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, coordinate fundraisers, and other events, and keep our building and grounds intact.
  • Auxiliary volunteers give their time to support us with bulk mailings, covering reception, and other important administrative efforts.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Cape Fear Literacy Council we will be happy to assist you! Do you have questions or want more information? Use the form below to send us a message or call our office at (910) 251-0911.

Want to know about tutoring at CFLC? See details below.

Become a Tutor

Adult learners at the Cape Fear Literacy Council meet one-on-one with tutors throughout the year, focusing on skills necessary for them to achieve their personal, educational, or employment goals. Small group sessions and/or classes are also available. During the Covid-19 pandemic, tutoring is taking place both remotely and on our campus, by appointment.

In order to become a tutor for the Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language program, volunteers must:

  • Be 18 or older and a high school graduate. No teaching experience or foreign language proficiency is required.
  • Complete a 9-hour tutor training workshop for Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language to become Pro-Literacy Certified.
  • Have time to teach! We ask one-on-one tutors to commit to teaching 3 hours/week plus prep for at least six months. Class instructors commit to 1.5-3 hours/week for eight-week sessions.



AL – Tutor FAQ




Please contact Program Assistant, Jennifer Holden (jholden@cfliteracy.org), with questions about volunteering as a tutor. To enroll in an upcoming tutor training workshop, please follow these steps –

  • Call (910) 251.0911 to register for your selected workshop.
  • Once you have spoken to a member of staff and registered for training, complete payment for workshop materials below.

Tutor Training Fees

Become an Admin Volunteer

We understand that tutoring may not be the right fit for everyone, and we have many volunteers who give their time to help us in non-instructional capacities. It truly takes a village to fuel our programs, and there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that happens here at the Literacy Council. We currently need administrative support for our programs —

Administrative Volunteer

Description: Front desk reception coverage from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers must be 18+, and ideally should be able to commit to at least one morning per week on an ongoing basis.

Duties of this role include: Greet students and tutors as they arrive and help them find study rooms/supplies. Make copies, answer phones, and transfer calls, clean/prep tutor rooms, work on mailings/program projects as needed. Coordinate with program staff in Building B for student/tutor questions and needs.

To inquire about volunteering, please submit an email with the subject ADMIN VOLUNTEER to: info@cfliteracy.org