GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Here’s a fact you may not be aware of, as little as two hours of volunteering a week can make the difference between a child learning to read or not. Right now, the waiting list is long for students asking for help from SLD Read, and that’s why they are putting out the call for more volunteers. Maura Race joined eightWest to explain how it works.
There are currently Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Holland, Rockford, Caledonia students waiting to be matched with a tutor. If SLD Read doesn’t have enough tutors, we can’t serve all of the children waiting. Class will run January 9th-January 19th in the Grand Rapids office, Monday through Thursday each of those weeks. Requirements for volunteers include a college degree and a strong desire to work with children. Time commitment ranges from two to four hour a week for most tutors and runs the length of a school year.