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Volunteer in New York City

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer reading partner. Once you review the volunteer requirements and complete the sign-up process, you will be contacted via email with more information about the tutor orientation process and how to get started.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age

    You must be 14-years or older
  • Time & Location

    Commit to a little over one hour per week (tutoring generally takes place 9 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri) and reside in a proximal area to the Reading Partners region
  • Training

    Complete required tutor orientation(s) (orientations run about two hours long) and have access to a computer and reliable wifi.
  • Screening

    Pass a background check and complete in person fingerprinting
  • Terms and conditions

    Agree to the terms of our tutor code of conduct

The Reading Partners Connects Program

Reading Partners will follow all COVID-19 school safety requirements and is prepared to deliver online volunteer opportunities aligned with local guidelines. Reading Partners Connects is an online tutoring platform that connects volunteers with students in an online environment using Reading Partners’ evidence-based curriculum. Content integrates our trusted curriculum lessons into innovative presentations to optimize student engagement. Lessons also incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) opportunities through relationship-building with tutors. While Reading Partners is currently implementing only Reading Partners Connects online tutoring in the New York City area, we will be ready to re-implement in-person tutoring options once it is permissible for volunteers to return to school campuses.


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