Yes! No special skills are required to become a tutor, just the ability to read and the desire to help our students succeed. Training is provided, and site staff are always available to provide support.
All potential volunteers must have a successful interview, and field trip and tutoring volunteers must pass a background check. Additionally, we ask all volunteers to complete an orientation session before their first volunteer shift. For tutoring or field trips, we ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of one hour per week. For the Book Bank, we ask for one 2-3 hour shift each week.
Yes, you indicate during the interview process what age you wish to work with, what times are best and what location. We do our very best to fulfill every prefacers. but this is dependent on students and availability.
Founded to share the joy and power of reading, New Haven Reads partners with the community to provide free 1-on-1 tutoring, educational family support, and a book bank to empower aspiring readers to master the literacy skills needed to thrive in school and life.