“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.
Volunteers serve as Adult Literacy Tutors for our students, teaching reading, basic math, and digital skills. Volunteers may work in a teacher-led classroom or be paired one-to-one as a tutor with a student. Volunteers also assist READ as Tutor Mentors, Substitute Teachers, and Assessment Administrators. See all the Volunteer position descriptions and requirements in our handbook.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
The READ Center is always accepting volunteer applications! Tutors must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. We ask that they make a one-year commitment of at least two hours per week.
After receiving your application, we will reach out to you regarding tutor training and orientation. Registration is required.
- Orientation – a 2-hour live online session where you’ll learn more about The READ Center, the READ students, and what it’s like to be an adult literacy tutor with the READ Center.
- Training – 2 self-paced online courses from ProLiteracy
- Training – a 3-hour live online session reviewing the components of teaching reading and the specific READ Center volunteer tutor processes.
The next tutor orientations will be September 15th, 10a-12p and September 22nd, 6p-8p.
The next tutor training session will be October 9th, 9a-12p.
Tutor Resources for working with students and for Professional Development are located on our Resources page.
One-to-one tutor reports are due on the 10th of each month. Complete the monthly tutor report below. Classroom tutors do not need to submit a report.