Help a child become a proficient reader!


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


25 Kingston St.Fourth FloorBoston, MA 02111


Statistics show that less than 35% of fourth graders in Boston Public Schools can read proficiently (less than 55% in Revere Public Schools). Children who are not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school and have increased involvement with the criminal justice system. Be a part of our volunteer team to combat this problem!

Generations Incorporated is looking for older adult volunteers (age 50+) to work in elementary school classrooms and one-on-one with students (K-3rd grade) in Boston and Revere. Help students be successful in school and throughout their lives by helping them improve their reading skills. No previous experience teaching is required, just a desire to help children become better readers!

Our volunteers attend a 6-hour initial training, are supported by a Site Team Leader at their service location, and are provided monthly professional development meetings for ongoing support. Volunteers are placed in a classroom or work one-on-one with a student twice per week. Volunteers develop a relationship with their students, see meaningful improvement in reading skills, and serve as a mentor.

Volunteers commit to serving in a school or afterschool program for five hours per week (two days for 2.5 hours each day) for the full school year.

Opportunities are available during the school day (primarily mornings between 9:00 am - 11:30 am) as well as in the afternoons at afterschool locations.

How to apply:

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend a volunteer information session. Join us on:

Monday, February 26, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Jack Satter House (community room), 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Generations Incorporated Boston Office, 25 Kingston Street, 4 th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Generations Incorporated Boston Office, 25 Kingston Street, 4 th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

To RSVP for one of the information sessions or if you are unable to attend one of our scheduled information sessions and have questions about volunteering, please email OR call 617-423-6633.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 35
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours per week over the course of two days
  • Available for full school year

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