“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

You can make a significant impact by helping adults in our community improve their literacy skills. Volunteers tutor with The READ Center in locations throughout Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield.

If you would like to learn more, complete the registration form and attend an upcoming orientation session.

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:

  • More volunteer orientations to come in the fall

Tutor Training is held on Saturdays at various locations. You’ll have an opportunity to sign up for a training session at Orientation. 

  • More training to be scheduled in the fall

Tutor Requirements

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.