Free Help with Learning

Volunteer Tutor Program for Adult and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners

Adult Learning Services

Adults who are 19 and over can work with a free volunteer tutor once a week to achieve a learning goal. This goal could range from improving basic reading, writing, or math skills, to learning to use computers or tablets. Most tutor and learner matches are one to one, but we sometimes offer group sessions.  Tutors are available to work alongside learners who are in upgrading classes or working towards their Adult Dogwood.

Tutors have access to a wide variety of teaching materials available through our lending library. The library can be viewed here.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact program coordinator Michelle Rickaby at

Training materials and support are provided for CLS tutors.

Funding generously provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Services

We offer a few different options for learning English. Everyone is welcome: visitors, temporary workers, international students, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens.

English learning opportunities include:

  • evening Conversation Circle at the Sardis Library
  • one-to-one tutoring with a volunteer
  • small group classes
Registration required. For more information contact EAL Coordinator, Laura Klassen, at or 778-933-2103.

If you are a native English speaker and interested in meeting newcomers, and helping them learn English and settle in Chilliwack, we welcome your inquiries. See the ESLSAP video for inspiration!

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Money for Living

Have you wondered how to manage your money better, how mortgages work, how to avoid or get out of debt or about any other money topics? Whatever money questions you have, we are here to help you work toward your own financial goals.

The Money for Living program will help you learn through one-to-one tutoring or group workshops. And there’s no need to share your personal financial information if you choose not to; we use ready-made examples to show the various skills and tools.

Contact Michelle Rickaby at or 604-701-9794 to get started.