General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Help children discover a love for reading! Reading Buddies spend one half-hour with their buddy each week. You’ll get to build a bond with your buddy, as well as show him/her the value of adult support. Based on the student’s reading level, Reading Buddies read to the child, read with a child, or have the child read to them.

    Time Commitment: 1/2 hour once a week (either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons 5:30pm-6:00pm)

    Participants: children aged 3-12 (students are assigned by NCFC staff)

    Volunteer Ratio: 1:1 or 1:2

    Sites: ASAP (1722 6th St. NW), LEAP (1125 New Jersey Ave. NW)

  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5
  • Hours Needed: evenings during the week