Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a significant impact by helping adults in our community improve their literacy skills. There are many opportunities to volunteer with The READ Center in locations throughout Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield.

Become a READ Center Tutor

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations and Trainings

At Volunteer Orientation, you’ll learn more about The READ Center and what it’s like to be an adult literacy tutor. Orientations are held at The READ Center Office:

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 26, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tutor Training is held monthly on Saturdays at various locations. You’ll have an opportunity to sign up for a training session at Orientation. 

  • January 6, 2018, 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • February 17, 2018, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tutor Requirements

Tutors are asked to make a one-year commitment of at least two hours per week

Tutors must be 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or GED.

Training and Ongoing Support

The eight-hour training program covers the components of reading and lesson planning.

Professional teachers support tutors placed in classrooms, and all tutors have access to educational resources and the READ library to support their work with students.

Professional development opportunities are also available.