Volunteer and make a difference!

PENCIL has a number of volunteer opportunities to meet most every interest.

  • Would you like to work one-on-one with a student helping them improve their reading proficiency?
  • Would your organization like to mentor high school students sharing more about your field?
  • Would your group like to spend a few hours giving back to area teachers?

The PENCIL staff is ready to help you find the volunteer activity that works for you.

Our primary volunteer focus is Literacy. You can help by tutoring a struggling reader one 30-minute weekly session. 

Time commitment 

Volunteers are matched with students based on the volunteer’s availability within school hours (8 a.m. - 3 p.m. for elementary, 9 - 4 p.m., middle) Monday – Thursday. The minimum commitment is one 30-minute weekly session for at least 8 sessions. 

To register and complete your volunteer background check, click HERE

"As a Literacy Partner, I get to see the difference my volunteer time makes as I watch my student make great strides in reading. A the beginning of the school year, my kindergartner didn't know the names and sounds of all her letters.  After just one semester working with her, she is already able to read some two- and three- letter sight words. It's incredible!" - Emma Tadlock-Goldsmith, Reading Tutor

 All PENCIL Literacy Partners will need to get a background check (provided by PENCIL at no cost to you).

Click here to add or see a report of Community Investment and Volunteer Hours!