“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.

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.

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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The READ Center as a tutor. At this time our tutor needs are full. We anticipate scheduling our next tutor orientation and training session after the first of the year. We will re-post our tutor application form once we have confirmed those dates. Please check back with us closer to that time to complete an application. Thanks again!


  • 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 orientation: TBA

The next tutor training session: TBA.

Current Volunteers

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.


Chris Miller
Program Coordinator

Volunteer Spotlight