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Get Involved

Become a volunteer
Tutor! Individuals just like you are empowering individuals to meet their reading and writing goals. Volunteer tutors receive ongoing training and support from the literacy programs and meet regularly with their learning partner. Volunteer tutors are always needed. Contact your local program to find out about upcoming training dates. Just call 1-888-SOS-READ (1-888-767-7323), or contact one of the BALIT member programs. Visit our events page to learn about local events and tutor training dates.

If tutoring is too much of a time commitment, share your energy and skills in other ways. Programs also need office and computer lab support, help with special events, publicity and fundraising.

Learner and tutor

learner and tutor

Spread the word
Help us keep literacy in the public eye. Talk to policymakers, friends and colleagues about the importance of literacy and the need to support our learners, tutors and programs.

Celebrate lifelong learning
We are all learners, and we should celebrate those who take the courageous steps of pursuing their dreams.

Support our supporters
The Picnic People (Picnic for a Cause Program)
The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
The Songs Inspired by Literature Project |
Buy the new SIBL CD!


Become a donor
Contact your local literacy programs to learn about making a donation, or choose a program as your United Way payroll deduction recipient.

For contact information, visit our Members page.

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Donate your old phone and get people reading!