Placer County Library - Auburn Library
Make a Difference: Tutor a Placer County Jail Inmate
Company: Placer County Library - Auburn Library
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Location: Auburn Jail 2775 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA 95603
Project Details

Help enhance the library's services to Placer County Jail inmates in South Placer (Roseville) Jail. Volunteer to be a tutor inside the jail and see how rewarding the experience can be. The goal of the jail tutoring program is to create an opportunity for inmates to improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills by working one-on-one with a tutor.


  • Tutor one inmate 1-2 times each week for 1.5 hour sessions in Placer County Jail’s safe, secure, and private setting
  • Submit monthly time logs

  • Coordinate with literacy staff


  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly
  • Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills

  • Fingerprint clearance is required

  • Age 18 or older

Training Provided:

  • Tutor Training- 3 hours
  • County Jail Safety Training - 1.5 hours

  • All materials provided free of charge

  • Individual assistance from literacy staff is available

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Satisfaction that you are changing lives and bringing a much-needed service to the jail
  • Knowledge that you are enhancing the Library’s position in the community

  • Learn to tutor, promote learning, and gain experience

General requirements
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week for up to 6 months
Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal
Skills Area
Literacy / Reading
Legal (General)
Adult Education
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
General Education