We offer remote and in-person volunteer opportunities! Now, you can make a big difference in your community in the way that makes you feel most safe and comfortable.
BECOME A TUTOR
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 volunteer tutors. You don’t have to be an educator – we’ll provide the training you need. If you choose to teach online via Zoom, you will need your own home computer or laptop and high-speed access to the Internet so that you can use the provided curriculum and materials online. In-person tutors will be provided textbooks and other print resources.
- Complete our online tutor training
see our schedule
- Schedule weekly in-person classes or Zoom meetings with one or more students
- Teach 2-4 hours per week with a one-year commitment
- Meet on a schedule that works for you and your student
- Conduct lessons using the provided curriculum, applying methods learned from tutor training
- 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
FAMILY LITERACY Child Classroom Assistant
You will support the lead classroom teacher by caring for children, helping children with homework, and facilitating small-group activities. You will also help serve meals to families and are welcome to partake in the meals yourself as well! We ask Child Classroom Assistants to commit to at least one 3-hour shift per week for at least 10 weeks. Daytime and evening opportunities available, Monday – Thursday. Volunteer in Greensboro or High Point. Must be at least 14 years of age.
FAMILY LITERACY Office Assistant
You will help prepare child and family literacy activities, keep inventory and organize classroom materials, work on social media projects, support data entry projects, and provide support with other office tasks as needed. We ask Office Assistants to commit to at least 1 hour per week, or up to 10 hours per week. Morning and afternoon opportunities available, Monday – Friday. Volunteer in our Greensboro office. Must be at least 14 years of age.
FAMILY LITERACY Meal Delivery Driver
You will pick up and deliver food from local restaurants to our in-person sites and provide onsite program coordinators with an itemized receipt from the restaurant. We ask volunteers to commit to at least one 30-minute shift per week. Daytime and evening opportunities available, Monday – Thursday. Volunteer in Greensboro or High Point. Must be at least 18 years of age.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Early Childhood Tutor
Meet 1:1 weekly with an adult student interested in working a job in a healthcare center or daycare. No early childhood education is required, but interest or experience around childcare is a plus. The focus of tutoring is to teach English needed for early childcare while also helping students learn more about working in this field. Schedules are flexible and are arranged between tutor and student availability. Volunteers must have their own transportation if meeting in-person. Tutors working virtually must have a strong wi-fi and be comfortable working on a virtual platform (such as Zoom). Must be 18 years of age.
GENERAL Volunteer Program Assistant
This is a volunteer position that supports Reading Connection’s Literacy Program Team. The Volunteer Program Assistant will be primarily responsible for assisting the ABE and ESOL Program Coordinators with program services including student recruitment and assessment, tutor training preparation, and instructor and student support services. The Volunteer Program Assistant will support students and instructors via phone, email, WhatsApp, and in person. In addition, the role will support staff with making copies, maintaining physical and online files, prepping testing materials, shredding, and sending emails. A successful Volunteer Program Assistant is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, with excellent writing, analytical, and research skills. In addition, they will have the ability to manage multiple projects, take initiative, work independently and as part of a team, and meet deadlines while also paying close attention to details and accuracy. Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Suite are required.