The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Did you know that over 70,000 adults in Guilford County struggle with basic literacy skills? Reading Connections exists to support these individuals in reaching their literacy goals. We can’t do it without dedicated volunteers who work with students one-on-one and in small groups to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, technology, and employability skills.
Tutors are matched with students based on their area of interest and availability. All new tutors must complete an 8 hour training before being matched with a student. Tutoring takes place at our offices in Greensboro or High Point or at other public places throughout Guilford County.
We ask that our tutors:
Meet with their students 3-4 hours each week
Make a one year commitment
Provide information about their student’s progress in a monthly report
Attend at least two supplemental trainings each year