Volunteer opportunity description

READ 718 is looking for volunteer literacy tutors for our Remote After School Program (April 5th - June 17th 2021). Volunteers must attend an orientation session and one training session, both on the virtual conferencing app Zoom.

READ 718 is a non-profit 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 10 weeks (April 5th - June 17th 2021). 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: http://read718.org/volunteer


Literacy Tutor Requirements:

  • excellent literacy and communication skills

  • must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma

  • available for two forty-five minute Zoom sessions per week on either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays

  • time slots: 3:00-3:45pm, 4:00-4:45pm, 5:00-5:45pm

  • experience with children and/or adolescents

  • interest in literacy education practices

  • positive, collaborative attitude

  • ability to use Zoom for all meetings

  • must attend Zoom orientation session and subsequent training session

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READ 718

Rachel Fucci
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