Volunteer

Interested in becoming part of the Read and Feed family?

Read and Feed is recruiting volunteer reading tutors! Our volunteer tutors work with Wake County kindergarten through 5th grade students who are reading below grade level. As a reading tutor, you will attend one of our program sites up to twice a week to play educational games, read books, and make a difference in the life of a child.

If you want to support our mission, but prefer to work behind the scenes, we have other volunteer opportunities including food pick-up and delivery, book sorting, and mobile classroom preparation. Check out the resources below to learn more about all of the opportunities we have available.

Because our organization supports children in our community, we require that all volunteers complete a background check.

Please fill out a volunteer application below to get started! After completing your application, sign up for an upcoming volunteer orientation and select your program site preference from the list below.

Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer Application

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

If you are applying for a volunteer tutor position, please sign up for both the volunteer orientation and the tutor curriculum training.

Ways to Volunteer


Tutor

Serve as a reading tutor for Wake County children, kindergarten to fifth grade, for 1-2 evening hours a week for 24-26 weeks (10, in the summer). Assist in serving a light meal prior to tutoring. Volunteers do not need a teaching background to be tutors – we provide you with the tools you need to work with the children.

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Mobile Classroom Driver

Drive a 38’ RV to the program site and return it to its storage area. Perform a daily check of the RV prior to driving and record mileage and anything else of note regarding the vehicle at the end of your shift. Set up tables and chairs and stow them away after the session. Drivers may also help serve food to the children and tutor if necessary. (Note: No special driver’s license is needed)

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Pickup/Deliver Food

Pick up meals from local restaurants or Interfaith Food Shuttle and deliver them to the program site or Read and Feed office. Also, volunteer may assist in serving the meals to the children at the program sites. Shifts are approximately 1 hour, late afternoon.

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Office/Administration

Volunteers are needed to help keep our office organized, sort and label books and enter book titles into our library database. Other data entry tasks include updating volunteer hours in our volunteer database, entering children’s attendance records in Excel and recording answers from kids’ surveys.

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Mobile Classroom Preparation

Help us prepare the mobile classrooms each day that we have sessions. During regular hours at our Cary office, stock RVs using a checklist of kitchen and cleaning supplies, take-home books, student incentives and other materials, and organize curriculum, books, etc. for that day’s evening session.

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Materials Delivery

Deliver materials and supplies to our facility-based sites across Wake County, as needed. You will have a checklist of kitchen and cleaning supplies, take-home books, student incentives and other materials to gather from inventory, load into your vehicle and take to one or more sites. This may require some moderate, heavy lifting of book boxes.

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Mission Ambassador

Mission Ambassador volunteers will help spread the word about the important work Read and Feed is doing in Wake County. The volunteer will have to learn statistics and facts about literacy in Wake County as well as the story of Read and Feed. These volunteers may be asked to speak to civic organizations, staff informational […]

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