Become a reading partner and make a lifelong impact on a child (Oakland)
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Become a reading partner this Fall - make a lifelong impact on a child
Reading Partners is an education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling elementary student readers.
Reading Partners needs volunteers like you to provide individualized reading support to students in under-resourced elementary schools.
Reading is the foundation for all future learning. The ability to read transforms lives and empowers children to reach their full potential. Research shows that when students can read at grade level by fourth grade, they have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and beyond.
With your help, we can equip students with the foundational skills they need to read at grade level.
Each week, you will meet with your student for a one-on-one tutoring session to help them develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. We'll provide a structured curriculum, in-person training, and ongoing support to help your student thrive. Rigorous research has proven that Reading Partners significantly increases reading proficiency.
No teaching experience required and anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer. Session times are flexible: (Monday to Thursday, with volunteer times between 9 and 5). Please see our video below!
To sign up or learn more visit our website at www.readingpartners.org/volunteer
About Reading Partners
National Office, 180 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612, US
Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that provides literacy intervention programs at elementary schools in low-income communities. At each school, our program transforms a classroom into a Reading Center, and recruits community volunteers from all walks of life to serve as one-on-one tutors for struggling student readers.
Currently, Reading Partners serves hundreds of elementary school sites nationwide, including California, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Washington, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.
Volunteers work with one student for at least one semester, using a highly structured, evidence-based curriculum. No previous experience is required, as all initial training and ongoing support is provided by a full-time staff Site Coordinator, who supervises volunteers and acts as the link between our program and the school.
We'll work with your schedule.
Various schools across Oakland/East BayOakland, CA 94612
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum one hour per week