Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Low-income Communities
Tutoring,Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

HELPS Fluency Intervention Tutor (18+)

Volunteer Activities:

HELPS (Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies) is an evidence-based literacy intervention to improve children's fluency and reading comprehension skills. This highly scripted intervention can be used by trained volunteer tutors to improve children's reading fluency. 

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for the school year after completing a 3-hour training. Tutors will work with 3 students each week for about 15 to 20 minutes each. All volunteers will need to pass the CMS background check.

Time Commitment: 

Volunteers choose a 1-hour tutoring session Mon - Fri. Tutoring times vary by school. Volunteers can select the school location, day and time that works best for their schedules. 

Time Frame: 

September – May except during school holidays. 

Program Start Dates:  the participating schools are located in West, South and East Charlotte. 

Sept 17th start: Montclaire Elementary & Sterling Elementary

Oct 1st start: Berewick Elementary, Steele Creek Elementary & Starmount Academy

Oct 8th start: Ashley Park PK-8 School & Huntingtowne Farms Elementary

Oct 15th start: Reedy Creek Elementary

Oct 22nd start: Westerly Hills Academy

All HELPS fluency tutors are required to attend one of the HELPS training sessions listed on the registration link below. Please indicate which session you plan to attend.

BIT.LY/HELPS VOLUNTEER

Notes: Hands On Charlotte does not manage this project so your hours may not be verified.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please click on the link above to register.

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Volunteers needed through 5/10/2019

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Ph.: 704 372-7170