“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations and Trainings
- October 2, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
- October 4, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- November 28, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
- November 30, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tutor Training is held monthly on Saturdays at various locations. You’ll have an opportunity to sign up for a training session at Orientation.
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.
While READ Center students may struggle with reading and writing, their stories in the Student Voice express their ideas, hopes and dreams very clearly. Here is a...