Volunteers needed to tutor students through Reading Partners. Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that pairs community volunteers and elementary school students who are reading below grade level in Baltimore city. This proven early literacy organization provides volunteer-led, individualized reading support to students in under-resourced public elementary schools.
Reading Partners volunteers are matched one-on-one with students in kindergarten through fourth grade who are reading anywhere from a few months to two and a half years below grade level. Volunteers utilize an easy-to-follow, individualized lesson plan each week, specific to their students’ needs in order to meet them at their level and help build both literacy skills and confidence.
More than simply reading with a child, volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. It’s simple, and it works. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems.
Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of once a week with the same student for the duration of the academic school year, during the school day.
Restrictions: Volunteers must be 18 years old.
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Interested in making a larger commitment to Reading Partners? They are currently seeking Americorps members to serve as Program Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator, click on each position title to learn more and apply.