“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn
Every individual READ tutor makes our work possible. We are grateful for our dedicated group of volunteers and to the hundreds of individuals interested in offering their support and compassion to our students.
The READ Center is now accepting volunteer applications. Tutor trainings and orientations have been postponed until Fall 2020 due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be involved! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and check our events page for other ways to support READ.
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, registration is required upon submitting a volunteer application:
- March dates have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Basic Tutor Training is held on Saturdays at various locations. Prospective volunteers must complete orientation and a classroom observation prior to attending training.
- Tutor Trainings and classroom observations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Training and Ongoing Support
Basic tutor training program covers the components of reading and goal setting.
Professional teachers support tutors placed in classrooms, and all tutors have access to educational resources
Professional development opportunities are strongly encouraged.