Sharpen the mind of a child--become an Active Reading Mentor!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


601 E. 5th St., Suite 300Charlotte, NC 28202


Purpose - Our tutors serve to assist our students with academic work with which they are struggling or need enrichment. We are currently looking for volunteers who care deeply about promoting child literacy and love working with young students.

Location of Assignment - Assigned school or program to be determined by Site Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and volunteer.

Days & Times of Assignment - Sessions generally take place throughout the school day or during the afterschool program. Schedule to determined by Site Coordinator and volunteer. Typically, Active Reading Mentors will meet once a week with their students.

Supervising Staff - CIS Site Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator & Classroom Teacher

Training - CIS volunteer orientation, training on site with site coordinator, and other ongoing workshops as needed. Active Reading Mentors will be trained by READ Charlotte training specialists.

Responsibilities - Academic coaches meet with assigned student(s) on a regular basis, assist with specific classroom or curriculum assignments, reinforce & supplement current lesson, encourage goal setting by students, develop ongoing relationship with student(s) through dialogue, serve as a role model, and communicate regularly with teacher about student's progress.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 minutes per week

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