Every day, thousands of volunteer reading partners make a lifelong difference for kids who struggle with reading.
More than simply reading with a child, our volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. It’s simple, and it works. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and materials. A trained site coordinator is always available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems.
Volunteer for Silicon Valley Reading Partners!
One hour tutoring sessions with elementary school students! Commitment required for rest of 2018 school year. Locations in Mountain View, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and San Jose.
Thank you for your interest in making a difference in the life of a child. More than simply reading with a child, you will help your student gain key foundational skills to become a stronger reader.
Minimum requirements to volunteer:
– You must be 14-years or older
– Commit to as little as one hour a week (M-Th, 8am to 5pm)
– Attend an in-person Tutor Orientation
– Pass a background check and provide proof of TB clearance
Reading Partners will provide you with:
– A highly effective, easy-to-use curriculum
– In-person training and on-site support
– The opportunity to make a tangible difference
If you have questions or concerns before signing up, or if you would prefer to apply with the help of one of our staff members, then please contact us atvolunteerSV@readingpartners.org or (408) 945-5720.
Contact: Monique Garcia, volunteerSV@readingpartners.org
“My first impression of Reading Partners was that the program can help struggling students. I was excited when my student completed his first book report at home and gave a very complete and descriptive explanation of the story. I find joy in giving, helping and encouraging my student to grow. It is rewarding.”
– SONIA CASTELLANI
Reading Partner since 2010