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Volunteer opportunity description
Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum.
With just 1 hour a week, you can make a huge difference in the lives of children who have fallen behind in reading and are at risk of falling further. One-on-one instruction at the student's reading level provides the opportunity for individualized academic attention and a healthy learning relationship with you, the volunteer. Volunteers are, in turn, supported at all times by Reading Partners school site coordinators and staff.
We are recruiting for the 2013-2014 school year for our program at P.S. 86 in Queens.
For more information, go to http://info.readingpartners.org/volunteer-in-new-york and submit our volunteer form online.
No previous tutoring experience required
All ages 14+ can tutor: Being a volunteer with Reading Partners is a great opportunity for high school students, college students, working professionals, full-time parents, and retirees. People of all ages and backgrounds can be a valuable resource for young people learning to read.
To get started, we only ask that you complete a 30 minute on-line orientation. Once you begin we ask for 1 hour a week for at least one semester.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times