Volunteer opportunities from October to May each school year.
By giving 30 minutes to one hour of your time, once a week throughout the school year, you will help a first grader be that much closer to reading and writing with fluency. As an in-person mentor, you will:
- Share the magic of books by reading to a child
- Engage in fun activities that directly relate to the reading
- Listen to a child read as they share their own book with you
Note: You must use the same email address for VIPS and Connect4Literacy.org for your background check to be recorded on both platforms.
This is an opportunity to build an important relationship with a student that will leave a lasting impact on their self-esteem, their ability to learn and their ultimate success. By working with the same student(s) for an entire school year, you have the potential to change the direction of their lives, simply by sharing the gift of reading.
Not sure yet if you want to sign up? Watch the video below and hear about the experience firsthand from a Read Houston Read volunteer.