Volunteer opportunity description

READ 718 is looking for volunteer literacy tutors for our Remote Summer Reading Room (July 5th - August 11th, 2022). Volunteers must attend an orientation session and one training session, both on the virtual conferencing app Zoom. They must also undergo a background check.

READ 718 is a nonprofit literacy center that provides after-school tutoring and literacy workshops to low-income students in grades 3-8. We are looking for dedicated, reliable, caring, positive people who are committed to working with a child virtually via Zoom twice a week for 6 weeks (July 5th - August 11th, 2022). Tutors will be provided with digital texts for each session, as well as access to guidance from literacy educators via email, phone, and weekly Zoom conferences.

Children who are behind in reading after grade 3 and do not receive the targeted instruction that they need simply fall further and further behind. This issue has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. READ 718 aims to provide students with high-quality, supplementary instruction to bridge the gap between students who are struggling and their grade-level peers.

If you are interested in being a volunteer tutor, please visit our site and complete application at: https://www.read718.org/summer-reading-room-volunteer-application


Remote Literacy Tutor Requirements:

  • excellent literacy and communication skills

  • must be at least 18 years of age

  • available for two 60-minute Zoom sessions per week on either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays (time slots: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm EST)

  • experience with children and/or adolescents

  • interest in literacy education practices

  • positive, collaborative attitude

  • ability to use Zoom for all meetings (preferably on a computer)

  • must attend Zoom orientation session and subsequent training session

  • must agree to background check

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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READ 718

Maggie Stohlman
Program Coordinator
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