The Adult Literacy Program (brought to you by the Cumberland Adult Reading Council) offers free tutoring to adults who need help in basic reading, writing and math skills. 

Founded in 2005, tutoring and small group sessions are available free of charge to the students.

Cumberland Adult Reading Council

P.O. Box 3723
Crossville, TN 38557

We are located inside the
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Bldg #1
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville TN 38555

Tel: (931) 337-5809

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Volunteer ...



We can really use your help to provide our services to the Cumberland County community.

Volunteers are the reason the Adult Literacy Program works. Our current volunteer needs are detailed below.

Volunteer Teaching

With adults on our waiting list, new volunteers are critical to our success. No experience is necessary. Cumberland Adult Reading Council staff will provide thorough training for people who volunteer to tutor.

When? You set a convenient, recurring time with your student.
Where? Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Bldg #1
910 Miller Avenue, Crossville TN 38555
Who do I help? The same person each time, either a literacy or English as a second language learner.
How often? Three hours a week.
What’s my support? We provide a program guide and our Executive Director ensures you have all the necessary training and materials to be successful.

Skills-Based Volunteer Needs

While teaching is the heart of our program, other volunteer opportunities that serve our basic operating and administrative needs include:
  • Board service
  • Computer and technology support
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic design
  • Office administration
  • Web design and maintenance
  • Grant writing
  • Community Outreach

Get Involved Today ...

Please call and tell us how you can help. Our office can be reached by calling (931) 337-5809
or you can reach us via email by clicking here.

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