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READ2ME TUTOR - NON-PROFIT - Age 55 and older

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Community Services

  • 1 person is interested

The Read2Me Tutor is a volunteer position that is dedicated to this non-profit's mission of creating opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through comprehensive services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion and advocacy. Read2Me tutors are matched with one struggling Kindergarten-3rd grade reader to help him or her gain confidence and ability so that she or he is better able to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.

* Volunteer Orientation
* Read2Me Tutor Training
* Quarterly District Tutor Training

* 1-2 days/week
* 45 minutes/week
* October through May

* Tutor one student reading for 45 minutes once a week
* Help the students understand basic reading skills such as letter and sound recognition
* Support the reading techniques children learn in the classroom
* Complete and maintain weekly tracking sheet
* Commit to a scheduled tutoring session and arrive on time

* Patience and flexibility in working with children from a variety of socio-economic andcultural backgrounds
* Ability to follow through with volunteer commitments.
* Ability to communicate effectively (orally and written) in English, to follow proceduresand to work in a teaching environment.

* Provide direct support to a student struggling with reading
* Create a positive mentorship relationship with a student that needs support
* Participate in a successful program with other volunteers
* Add to personal resumes and potential references
* Opportunities for training and develop skills in teaching

Hours Available: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm


RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation’s largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities. In 2016, Pierce County volunteers served 89,000 hours...what a positive effect this has in the community!

Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores (shopping assistants, sorters, warehouse assistant, truck assistants, retail assistants, assemble furniture in a fully equipped build shop), administrative/clerical assistants, assisting immigrants, English as a Second Language (ESL), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups and success coaches, gardeners for local non-profit, Russian and Spanish translator for food banks, construction volunteers (no experience required), and Immigration Intern, throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham and Lakewood area.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities.

RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.

INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete. We can get you connected before or after the holidays, just let us know.

Thank you!

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About Lutheran Community Services


223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.


Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.


Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Tacoma AreaTacoma, WA 98405



  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading Comprehension


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes each week, 1 or 2 days each week
  • patience and flexsibility in working with children from variety of socio-economic and cultural bkgrd

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