Help the Learning Resource Center Thrive as a Tutor or Volunteer

You can play a role in the success of the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. by lending your time, knowledge and efforts. Have a part in helping the organization thrive by becoming part of the LRC team as a tutor or a volunteer.



If you have a passion for teaching, desire a flexible work schedule, enjoy creative freedom, and want to make a difference in the life of a student, then tutoring may be for you! The Learning Resource Center is looking for certified teachers or qualified candidates to inspire and motivate students throughout Polk County with one-to-one and small group positions. Tutors will receive competitive hourly rate as well as flexible scheduling. LRC tutors consult with their clients to decide when and where to tutor. Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, etc., and sessions are typically one to two hours per week.
Another thing to note is that LRC handles monthly billing, so tutors do not have to worry about collection of fees.
Apply today by completing the Application for Employment. Positions are available throughout Polk County. Please mail your completed application or stop by to drop it off in person at 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33803.
Once you application is received, a Program Manager will contact you to schedule an interview. In the meantime, if you have specific questions, please call LRC at 863-688-9477 and visit the FAQS webpage.


Volunteers are indispensable to the organization. If you are able to fully support the LRC Mission and Vision, can communicate those to the community, demonstrate good customer service skills, and work well in a team environment, you are most likely qualified to become an LRC volunteer. Volunteers with direct access to students will be asked to complete a background check. Also, please note that certain volunteer assignments may have age restrictions.
Possible volunteer opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tutor (Paid positions also available)
  • Spanish Translator
  • Office Assistant
  • Special Events Assistant (December through February)
  • Summer Program Assistant (May through August)
  • Community Outreach

To learn how you can volunteer with LRC this year, please contact Judi Weiss at, call LRC at 863-688-9477 or visit LRC online at to complete the appropriate volunteer application.
Please note that court-ordered community service is not part of the volunteer program.
LRC looks forward to the possibility of working with you and helping the organization grow.