Blue Ridge Literacy offers training for our volunteers throughout the year. We offer a hybrid training, which incorporates digital training models and face-to-face interaction with BRL's Program Director, as well as a face-to-face training at our offices during the weekend. Depending on your schedule, you can choose the training option that works for you!

Volunteer Teachers work with small- to medium-sized classes of ESOL learners at a variety of locations, including BRL, local schools, and/or churches for two hours per week.

Volunteer Tutors work one-to-one with an adult literacy learner at any public location, including BRL, a public library, or a coffee shop for two hours per week.

Our trainings introduce volunteers to working with adults, teaching in a classroom environment, and working with ESOL learners of different literacy levels. Our mixed-methods approach to training will keep you engaged throughout the session, and you will leave BRL with several different strategies under your belt. 

Upcoming Training Dates

Upcoming Training Dates

Tutor Training 
Saturday November 2, 2019

2019 Training Dates

All trainings occur from 10am-2pm at Blue Ridge Literacy, unless otherwise noted. There is a $30 fee for training, and we provide a light breakfast, lunch, and all materials.


706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA



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