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Help a Child with their Reading Skills

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ORGANIZATION: San Francisco Public Library

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Fog Pair

Spend just an hour a week and help ensure success for a young person!

San Francisco Public Library is helping young people catch up to grade-level reading or strengthen their skills through our FOG Readers tutoring program.

We are seeking volunteers to work one-on-one with students using the FOG (Free Orton-Gillingham) Readers method, which employs multisensory learning, phonics-based instruction, and other tools to demystify the process of reading.

Volunteers will attend three 2 hour training sessions and then be matched with an elementary school student. Volunteers and their learners will meet at least once a week (online until COVID restrictions end, then at a library location if preferred) in the evenings, or on the weekend. SFPL will provide all materials and training, as well as offer ongoing support.

Volunteers should:

  • Enjoy working with young people and exhibit patience
  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Be willing to undergo a standard fingerprinting and background check (Requires SSN)
  • Commit to the three training sessions and at least one hour of tutoring per week for at least 6 months
  • Be excited to share a passion for reading!

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Make a meaningful, lasting difference for a child by building critical literacy skills.
  • Serve your community
  • Learn valuable skills tutoring and mentoring that can be applied to other areas of life

Our next training sessions (all three are required) will take place virtually via Zoom June 7, 8, and 9, 2022.

Interested in helping out? Please e-mail to start the process.

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About San Francisco Public Library


100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.


Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours of training, 1 hr/wk, 6 month commitment
  • Be at least 15 years of age, Undergo a standard fingerprinting and background check (SSN required)

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