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Volunteer in New York City

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer reading partner. While volunteer enrollment has closed for the 2023-24 school year, we are currently accepting sign ups for the upcoming 2024-25 school year.

  • Tutor a student once per week.
  • No experience required.
  • All tutoring materials, lessons, and training will be provided by Reading Partners.

To get started, review the volunteer requirements and complete the sign-up form below. We will contact you via email with more information about tutor orientations and next steps.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age

    You must be 14-years or older
  • Hours

    Commit to one hour per week between 8 am-2 pm, Mon-Thurs
  • Training

    Complete a one hour tutor orientation
  • Screening

    Pass a background check (requires SSN) and complete in person fingerprinting
  • Technology

    Have access to a computer and reliable wifi for online tutoring (please note our online tutoring platform is only accessible within the US)

Our Reading Centers in New York

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Find a reading center near you

Here is a reference map of our in-person reading center locations. In-person volunteers will select a preferred location during the sign up process. The map is color coded based on need for volunteers: high need (red), medium need (orange), and low need (green).


Volunteer in person or online

Reading Partners volunteer opportunities include both online virtual tutoring and in-person tutoring opportunities. Reading Partners and our volunteers will continue to follow all COVID-19 school safety requirements. We are currently accepting volunteers for the 2024-25 school year. Click here if you’d like to learn more about our two programs before signing up.

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