Volunteers are the heart and soul of New Haven Reads, and we are always accepting new applications. Due to Covid-19, we have limited volunteer opportunities. We are continuing with distance learning through the spring.
Tutors provide one-on-one reading instruction for students ages 6-18. You don’t need any prior experience teaching or working with children, just a love of reading and a desire to help a child succeed.
Time commitment: One hour per week, Monday-Friday 3-6pm or Saturday 10-2pm.
Training: A one hour training session and a site orientation is required before your first session. You may also shadow a session, and in-depth trainings occur 3-4 times each year.
Field trip volunteers work in pairs to help run the field trips program for Pre-K through 5th grade classes from the greater New Haven area. During each class visit, volunteers read stories out loud and help each student pick out five books.
Time commitment: One field trip per week for an entire school year. Field trips visit Tuesday-Friday mornings.
Training: On-site orientation is provided prior to your first field trip, and shadowing is also an option.
How to Apply: Submit our Volunteer Application and select “Field Trip Reader” as your preferred volunteer area.
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.