Become a reading partner this Fall – make a lifelong impact on a child

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Become a reading partner this Fall – make a lifelong impact on a child

Reading Partners is an education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling elementary student readers.

Reading Partners is recruiting volunteers for this Fall 2021 to provide students in under-resourced elementary schools with individualized reading support.

Reading is the foundation for all future learning. The ability to read transforms lives and empowers children to reach their full potential. Research shows that when students can read at grade level by fourth grade, they have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and beyond.

With your help, we can equip students with the foundational skills they need to read at grade level.

Each week, you will meet with your student virtually for a one-on-one tutoring session to help them develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. We’ll provide a structured curriculum, tutor trainings, and ongoing support to help your student thrive. Rigorous research has proven that Reading Partners significantly increases reading proficiency.

No teaching experience required and anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer. Session times are flexible: (Monday to Thursday, with volunteer times between 9 and 5). We have sites ranging from Belmont down the peninsula all the way to San Jose. 7 school sites in San Mateo County and 7 in Santa Clara County. Please see our video!


  • Background check
  • Must be at least 18 (per school partner requirements during COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Two tutor orientations
  • Minimum (approx.) 90 minutes per week

For details about this opportunity, email

WHEN: We’ll work with your schedule.
San Mateo County
Various Redwood City, California 94063

Volunteer credit is offered

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