Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Project Read

Check out the description of volunteer opportunities below, or click here to go directly to our volunteer orientation and application

Become a volunteer

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Volunteers are expected to submit session reports, act as a mature, responsible adults at all times, and respect the privacy and confidentiality of all Project Read students.
Anyone wishing to borrow books from Project Read’s library must pay a materials fee of $20. This is fully refundable when you leave the program if you’ve met the minimum commitment requirements and all checked out materials have been returned.


Tutors work one-on-one with students to improve reading and writing skills in order to succeed in other personal goals.

Lab Volunteer

Lab volunteers participate in lab discussions and activities and help students one-on-one with assignments.

Office & Events

Office and event volunteers are the quiet heroes! They help Project Read run smoothly and make us look good.

Volunteer Opportunites

Meet one-on-one with an adult literacy student to improve English literacy skills and assist him or her in using those skills to meet self-identified goals. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Commit 6 months to Project Read
  • Meet with your student 3 hours each week
  • Prepare lessons for your student
  • Complete required trainings
  • Attend additional training and skill-enhancement workshops
  • Encourage your student to keep commitments
  • Weekly reports to staff about hours and progress

Assist the Project Read Literacy Specialists in teaching small groups of students and help students in lab with their personal reading and writing projects. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Attend labs at least once a month (see Calendar for days and times)
  • Participate in lab discussions and activities
  • Help students one-on-one on personal assignments and projects, as needed
  • Prepare and teach lessons in small-group settings, as needed

Assist the Project Read staff with various projects as they arise. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Respond to emails regarding current or upcoming projects
  • Organize resource materials
  • Prepare student and tutor orientation packets
  • Alphabetize, file, and update student records
  • Level books for the Project Read lending library
  • Write book summaries, grant applications, press releases, etc.
  • Social Media posts
  • Prepare lessons plans for specific topics
  • Maintain Project Read website and online resources

If you have specific skills that you feel would benefit Project Read, please let us know!

Support the Project Read staff and various promotional, fundraising, and student/volunteer events. Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist in organizing, advertising, and preparing for Project Read events
  • Assist at the event
  • Be an ambassador for Project Read and help educate the community about our cause
  • Share student and volunteer recruitment information
  • Help make flyers and promotional publications

Some previous events as examples:

  • BYU, UVU, and other community volunteer recruitment fairs (various)
  • Annual Spelling Bee fundraiser (September)
  • Pie Before Dinner Appreciation Event (November)
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (April)
  • Lunch & Learn (monthly)
  • Annual Recognition Event (June)
  • Traverse Mountain Shopping Extravaganza (September)

Refer A Student
Do you know someone who struggles with reading or writing? We can help!

Refer Volunteers
Do you know someone who would be interested in volunteering? Tell them about us!

Become a Donor
It costs Project Read about $1,000 to help 1 student for 1 year. We only ask students to pay a $20 fee annually. This means we need a lot of support from our amazing donors.

Support Project Read Events
Throughout the year we hold various community events to promote and support Project Read. Sponsor a table at our annual Spelling Bee. Host a premier presentation at your place of employment. Learn more about our community partners and how they help change lives at our monthly Lunch & Learn events.