Celebrate and support neighbors’ changing lives.

Volunteer Orientations

Learn about Literacy DuPage and how you can join our growing family of tutors. If you’re interested in changing lives through literacy, orientation is your first step. This 90-minute presentation/discussion is recommended for anyone who wants to know more about Literacy DuPage, and it’s required before you can begin our tutor training program. We conduct orientations regularly, at various locations throughout DuPage County, often in public libraries. Search our orientation schedule for a session fits your schedule.

Reading Between the Wines

Cheers! At this annual fundraising event, you’ll sip wine, enjoy lunch, and mingle with friends—the ones you bring and the ones you meet! You’ll also hear inspiring stories from learners who have experienced the life-changing benefits of one-on-one literacy instruction. As you rub elbows with our generous volunteers, you can thank them for their service. And you just might leave with an armload of delicious wine. See photos from last year’s event, and be sure you’re on our list to receive an invitation next time.

Annual Recognition Luncheon

Celebrate! Each September, we gather the entire Literacy DuPage community—donors, tutors, learners, and their families—for our Annual Recognition Luncheon. We honor the selfless commitment of tutors and volunteers, and we celebrate the incredible accomplishments of learners who have achieved ambitious literacy goals. This inspiring event is by invitation only. If you want to take part, you need to be involved. Contact us to learn how.

Laps for Literacy/DuPage Human Race (5K)

Run with us! Every spring, Giving DuPage hosts the DuPage Human Race at The Esplanade at Locus Point in Downers Grove. Literacy DuPage is proud to be a long-time contributor to this powerful event. Each year, we recruit and organize a Laps for Literacy team of runners and walkers who raise funds and awareness for literacy. Please join our team!

Laps for Literacy/Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon

Learning English is an endurance support—and so is this event. Each year, Literacy DuPage organizes a team of runners to participate in the Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon. Both races take place in October, in downtown Naperville. Whether this is your first half-marathon or your umpteenth full marathon, join our Laps for Literacy team to raise funds and awareness for literacy.