Become a Volunteer Tutor with Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)!


Cause Areas


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


1545 State St.New Orleans, LA 70118


STAIR, a nonprofit children’s literacy program, is seeking tutors for the winter/spring 2018 semester. Tutor training begins Saturday, January 6 through Monday, January 29 at locations around the greater New Orleans area. Training is free, only takes 2.5 hours, and no experience is necessary. Tutors volunteer after school or on Saturday mornings at STAIR sites in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes.

Each year STAIR recruits and trains hundreds of volunteers to work one-on- one with public school lower elementary school students to improve their reading and language skills as well as their self-esteem. These students are particularly in danger of academic failure and need extra help to succeed. The program works in partnership with schools to supplement the classroom work. Collaboration with parents, teachers, and principals allows STAIR to target the students who can most benefit from the services STAIR offers. The program has served over 6,000 young students from greater New Orleans public schools since it began in 1985.

The STAIR program provides each child with professionally designed curriculum materials, school supplies, teaching aids, healthy snacks, and trained site managers to supervise and lend qualified help at each site. STAIR depends on support from the community to provide this service at no cost to the students.


For a complete listing of our scheduled training dates, please visit Registration for training sessions can be completed on the website, or via email or phone to Margo Price at, 504-899-0820


  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • 1-2 days/ week for through the entire school year
  • Patience, an open mind, compassion, kindness, a willingness to help a child succeed!

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