“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn

Volunteer Opportunities

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 always accepting volunteer applications. After receiving your application, we will reach out to you regarding tutor training and orientation. Registration is required.

At Volunteer Orientation, you’ll learn more about The READ Center and what it’s like to be an adult literacy tutor. All tutor trainings and orientations are now being held online due to COVID-19. Click here information about how READ is handling the Coronavirus and how it will affect volunteers.

For ways to support READ outside of tutoring, sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and check our events page!

To become a volunteer, click on the application below!

  • The next tutor orientations will be March 3rd, 6p-8p and March 10th, 10a-12p. 
  • The next tutor training session will be March 27th, 9a-12p. 

Want to learn more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tutor Requirements

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

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

Communicate frequently with staff and submit monthly tutor reports.

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.

Purchase a READ Center t-shirt!

With the purchase of this shirt you are supporting READ’s mission of changing lives through adult literacy and advocating for those in the community who are on the journey towards a literate life.

Volunteer Spotlight