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


If you would like more information about Tutor Training opportunities and schedules, please contact Nancy Woolley, Adult Literacy Director, at nwoolley@cfliteracy.org or Lauren Rogers, ESL Director,  at lrogers@cfliteracy.org.


Tutor Training Fees