At Bridgerland Literacy we match volunteer tutors with a student and provide them with tutoring materials and a place to conduct tutoring sessions. We expect our tutors to meet with their student 2 hours every week. Usually this is accomplished by meeting twice a week for a 1-hour session.

Requirements include:

  • Age 18 or over
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English fluently
  • Passing a background check
  • A commitment to meeting two hours a week
Volunteer opportunities may also be available for student interns with experience in social media and individuals interested in helping with fund raisers and recruitment for the program. Special projects may be possible upon further inquiry.

Get started by contacting our office at (435) 797-1210. You are also welcome to stop by our office in the basement of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice on the campus of Utah State University. For specific instructions on exact location, please contact our director, Alice Shepherd, at Blit.director@gmail.com or Alice.shepherd@usu.edu


Q. Do I need to have teaching experience before I can become a volunteer tutor?
Previous experience is not necessary. We provide volunteers with the tutoring materials and training they need to be an effective tutor. Training can be completed either be in person or virtually.

Q. How often will I be tutoring?
We ask our volunteer tutors to commit to two hours per week.

Q. Where will I be tutoring?
We have tutoring cubicles set up at several of the local pulic libraries throughout Cache Valley. Some of those libraries include Logan, Hyrum, Proveidence, Smithfield, Richmond, Newton, North Logan and Lewiston. You are always welcome to use the facilities at the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice as well.

Q. Are there any special characteristics that a person should have in order to be a good tutor?
Tutors need to be patient, respectful, and understanding.


Office hours: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
LocationIDRPP Room 216 C
Phone: 435-797-1210
Email: alice.shepherd@usu.edu or blit.director@gmail.com


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