Become a Volunteer Reading Tutor
Want to transform a child's life? Few things make as much of a positive impact on a child's life than learning to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Why? Well, as many educators know, children learn to read up until 3rd grade, and after that, they are reading to learn.
With Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe, you train to become a volunteer reading tutor who spends one hour a week in school with a student teaching and inspiring them to read at grade level. We equip all volunteers with the tools, tricks, and skillsets they need to help tutor their student buddy in learning sight words, comprehension, word decoding, and more.
Closing the literacy achievement gap takes a community effort and Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe is a great way to get involved in this mission.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About READ TO SUCCEED ASHEVILLE/BUNCOMBE
16A STEWART ST, ASHEVILLE, NC 28806, US
We are an Asheville-based nonprofit on a mission to inspire and teach kids to read.
Started by community activists in 2011, Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe has grown into a 200+ volunteer member organization that works with hundreds of elementary students in our local schools. Our vision is that all children in our community are skilled and engaged readers. That’s why we train volunteers to tutor K-3rd students one-on-one in our local Asheville City and Buncombe County schools to help them learn to read at grade level.
Students who aren't reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are 4x more likely to drop out of school. Our committed and passionate volunteers work to help close the literacy gap and give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed both in school and in life. After training, volunteers serve just one hour a week tutoring their student in-school.
We'll work with your schedule.
16A Stewart St.Asheville, NC 28806
- Literacy / Reading
- Child Development
- Reading / Writing
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Training occurs across four, 3-hour sessions prior to entering a school to tutor a child. After training, 1 to 2 hours a week are devoted to tutoring/reading sessions with a student.