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Reading Partners


Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Volunteer Role

Our volunteers are trained to tutor students who are struggling at reading.  This includes read alouds, following the Reading Partners curriculum, and taking notes to document student progress.  We ask for a willingness to learn about tutoring strategies, the ability to commit to a weekly schedule, and the ability to be an effective and professional role model for the students we serve.

Students or People Served

We serve elementary school students from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Volunteer Times

Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday between 8-5pm during the academic school year.

Program Services

Our reading centers are located at elementary schools in a classroom or portable.

Redwood City Elementary schools we are currently serving:

  • John Gill Elementary
  • Hawes Elementary
  • Selby Lane Elementary
  • Fair Oaks Elementary
  • Garfield Elementary
  • Taft Community School
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • Henry Ford Elementary School

Volunteer Commitment

We ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of one semester, 13 hours of service.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age:  14-Retired
  • Live Scan:  Yes, Reading Partners will reimburse up to $25 of the cost
  • TB Test:  Yes, proof of negative results within 4 years


Reading Partners empowers community volunteers to tutor struggling K-5 students, equipping them with the literacy skills they need in school and beyond. Our volunteers are trained to use the Reading Partners curriculum, which is easy-to-use and designed for those without previous teaching experience. Our site coordinators are always available for daily tutor and student support. To learn more about volunteering with us, visit ReadingPartners.org

Spanish speakers are not necessary to the program but are always welcome.

Contact Details

Contact Name:  Gina Roberti
Contact Title:  Community Engagement Manager, Silicon Valley
Contact Email: regina.roberti@readingpartners.org
Contact Phone:  408.622.0643