Thank you for your interest in making a difference in the life of a child. More than simply reading with a child, you will help your student gain key foundational skills to become a stronger reader.

Minimum requirements to volunteer

  • You must be 14-years or older
  • Commit to at least one hour a week
  • Tutoring times are available, Mon-Thurs, 9 am - 4 pm at local schools
  • Attend an in-person tutor orientation
  • Pass a background check and TB test

Reading Partners provides you with:

  • A highly effective, easy-to-use curriculum
  • In-person training and on-site support
  • The opportunity to make a tangible difference

Our reading center locations in Washington, DC


If you have questions or concerns before signing up, or if you would prefer to apply with the help of one of our staff members, please contact us at