Each year, Reading Seed Coaches work one-one-one with over 1,500 struggling readers. You can help!
If you believe that every child deserves to have books at home and the support they need to learn to read, please help us recruit additional volunteers.
Click here to register for a Volunteer Orientation.
Reading Seed’s vision is that all children in Pima County will read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. It only takes 2 hours per week to be a volunteer Reading Coach in our traditional schools, and the benefits to students and our community are tremendous.
What is a Reading Coach?
Reading Coaches work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are reading below grade level. Their job is to make reading fun so students become independent readers who are excited about what they can learn! We ask that coaches meet weekly with a minimum of three students for 30 minutes each during the school day.
How do I become a Reading Coach?
If you are able to make a weekly commitment during the school year, please sign up to attend a required introductory training. At the training, you’ll learn strategies to keep students engaged and interested, and ways to help them build their vocabulary, comprehension and confidence.
Note: Depending on the school district where you decide to volunteer, the fingerprint clearance process can take up to 8 weeks. Please be patient as the process is completed and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Please join us in helping the children of Pima County learn to read!