Volunteer opportunity description

If interested, please fill out the application on our website at https://www.read718.org/summer-reading-roomWe will be in touch once we review your application. 

You may contact Program Manager, Rachel Fucci at rachel@read718.org with any questions. Thank you.

Full Description

READ 718 is looking for volunteer literacy tutors for our in-person Summer Reading Room (July 5th - August 11th, 2022). Volunteers must attend an orientation and one training session. They must also provide proof of vaccination upon training and be willing to undergo a background check.

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 twice a week for 6 weeks (July 5th - August 11th, 2022) excluding national holidays. Tutors will be provided with easy-to-follow lesson plans for each session, and will have access to reading specialists for questions and guidance.

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. 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


Literacy Tutor requirements:

  • excellent literacy and communication skills
  • must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma
  • available on Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays between the hours of 3 and 6pm EST
  • experience with children and/or adolescents
  • interest in literacy education practices 
  • positive, collaborative attitude 
  • must agree to background check 
  • must attend a training session
  • must provide proof of vaccination with the Excelsior Pass or CDC card
  • must remain masked at all times inside the center

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organization

READ 718

Rachel Fucci
Program Manager
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