Our tutors work one-on-one or with small groups of students

If you believe in the love of reading and creating lasting change in your community, and if you want to give back and also see the impact that your work can make on others, then you would be perfect as one of our amazing tutor volunteers. You don’t have to be an educator – we’ll provide the training you need.



  • Complete our tutor training
    see our schedule
  • Meet with one-on-one students or small classes
  • Teach 2-4 hours per week with a one-year commitment
  • Meet on your own schedule and at a location that works for you and your student
  • Conduct lessons using Literacy Toolkits that we’ll provide for you
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, and must be at least 18 years old
When you volunteer as a literacy tutor, you get the opportunity to meet someone you might not otherwise know. By supporting adults in reaching their goals, you will help us build a strong, thriving community where everyone has the ability to learn, grow and succeed.

“Getting to know my students and sharing in their growth is the best part of volunteering with Reading Connections. Giving back to the community and people who want to learn is a true joy in your heart.”

–Trisha Minnix, ESOL tutor

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Career Coach

Work in collaboration with a student’s literacy tutor to provide resources, guidance, and one-on-one support to adult literacy students looking for employment. Experience working with adults on resume writing, interview skills, job searches, and/or other career tasks is required. Volunteer for 1-2 hours per week with a 6-month commitment.

Administrative Volunteer

Assist staff in the Greensboro office with daily reception and administrative activities, for just 1-2 hours per week. Tasks may include filing, answering phones, preparing materials for classes, or organizing materials in our library.

Program Volunteer or Intern

Assist program coordinators in the office with student orientations, assessments, student/tutor support, data entry, and other office tasks as needed. Work requirements are 4-6 hours per week.

Family Literacy Volunteer

Assist instructors with the facilitation of literacy activities for children ages from infancy to 10 years of age and support Pre-K through 5th grade students with homework help. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to work with children in an educational setting or for students with backgrounds in Education. Meetings are held at Title One schools.

Computer Instructor Volunteer

Work with students on a one-on-one basis or in small groups to improve their basic computer skills. The commitment is 2 hours a week for a 3-month commitment, and training will be provided.

Special Events Volunteer

Volunteers would help with the planning and execution of our two fundraising breakfasts each spring, and other fundraisers throughout the year.