- How long have you volunteered with The READ Center? I started volunteering March 2016 so over 2 1/2 years.
- What is your current volunteer role? Tutor in class.
- What motivates you to work with READ? Being able to read is such an important part of my life, I cannot imagine not having that skill so I want to help others learn to read.
- Do you have a favorite memory of volunteering with READ? At the end of my first class, the group I had been working with had been reading a continuing story. It was the last class and everyone was so excited to find out how it ended they just wanted to keep reading and not work on any of the exercises.
- If you could encourage someone else to volunteer with READ, what would you say? Each student seems to have a particular motivation for wanting to read better. It is very satisfying to help them reach their goal.
Thank you, Pat! We appreciate your time and caring.
The READ Center has openings for adult literacy tutors at the Richmond City Justice Center, Henrico County Adult Education program in Highland Springs (evening and day) and as 1:1 tutors. To learn how to become a trained adult literacy tutor, please visit the Volunteer page of The READ Center website. Just two hours a week can make a difference in a student’s life and in yours.