Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And our vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. We're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.
1066 Virginia Ave Indianapolis, IN
Indy Reads Opportunities
Join the Literacy League!
Join The Literacy League: Indy Reads' monthly giving program! A regular monthly contribution with your credit card, or by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account, helps ensure consistent resources for our students. Whether it's $5 or $10, $50 or $100, every monthly gift makes a difference for a student working hard at their second chance. Take a stand for literacy for all and become a member of The Literacy League!
Teach People to Read as a Volunteer Tutor
Readying Readers for Life When you teach someone to read, you change their life. The ability to read and write gives us access to information, independence, communication, and so much more. Adults who cannot read do not have this access, and the world remains closed to them. Overcoming a literacy limitation opens up new doors for educational, career, and financial attainment. You have the opportunity to give back to the Indianapolis community by tutoring in our Community Classrooms. Availability Needed: 2-3 hours per week for 19 weeks minimum. Option to renew each semester. Class Options: High School Equivalency (HSE) prep, English Language Learners (ELL), and/or Literacy Foundations HSE - Serves adults seeking to earn their HSE diploma. ELL - Serves adults who want to learn English as a language. Literacy Foundations - Serves adults seeking to grow their literacy skills for personal life goals. Tutoring options available in-person and/or online via Zoom. Tutor Training Requirements: New volunteers must attend a two-hour training before starting their volunteering commitment in a classroom. Additional online training options and materials will also be provided for ongoing learning opportunities. Join our teachers and AmeriCorps service members at Indy Reads as a volunteer tutor and help us change lives. Once the volunteer form (button below) is submitted, we will send you an email with options to sign up for a volunteer info session to learn more. *Must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting Indy Reads! Most of our gently used inventory comes from supporters like you. 1. We accept donations on the first Friday of every month from 11am-7pm. 2. We can only accept new and used books. No damaged books: heavy wear, water damage, mold, missing pages, etc. 3. No media (vinyl, cds, vhs, dvds, etc.). 4. No board games, puzzles, encyclopedias, textbooks, computer books, travel guides, magazines, dated material (annuals). 5. 3 boxes maximum—email email@example.com to set up an appointment for larger donations. 6. Please park on Shelby Street for easier access to our donation area. After ringing the doorbell, please wait and an associate will be with you shortly. 7. Once we accept your donations, we will give back any of your book containers. 8. We reserve the right to refuse donations that do not meet our standards. Thanks for supporting Indy Reads and adult literacy!