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.
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.