Become a Literacy Mentor

Literacy Mentors have the opportunity to make an impact working in the classroom with children who need a little extra help and encouragement.

Volunteers work with students under the supervision of the classroom teacher, literacy coach or program coordinator. 

The focus is on literacy because it’s so important for our children to learn to read by 3rd grade. But it’s so much more than that!  As a Literacy Mentor you are also their encourager, their “cheerleader”, and one more adult in their lives who wants to help them be successful.

We challenge you to be open to not only give of your time, but open to your own personal growth as well as you invest in the lives of these children. 

What exactly will you be doing? You may be helping students with sight words, letter sounds, or math facts. You might read with a student or listen to a student read to you. There may also be opportunities to help with special projects and events.

Training, placement and support provided
Commitment: 2 hours, 1 day/week for a semester

Want to Volunteer?

Step 1
Fill out the ENP Volunteer Application

Step 2
Request an Orientation
Next Orientation: Thursday, March 9th / 2:00pm @ The Well (North Campus)

Step 3
After Orientation you will be placed and begin volunteering

Request an Orientation

Things to Know Before Coming Out


  • When you arrive on campus, sign in at the front office
  • Always wear visitors badge while on campus
  • Be consistent, on time and reliable
  • Communicate with the teacher/school if you are unable to be there
  • Notify the ENP On-Campus Coordinator if there are any changes in your availability

Helpful Information

  • Ask the teacher how you can help in his/her classroom
  • Abide by the school dress code standards
  • Learn classroom rules and expectations and your role in dealing with issues
  • Meet the children and learn their names as quickly as possible
  • Be patient and encouraging
  • Praise their successes and good behavior
  • SMILE!

Meet the Children – Develop a Rapport

  • Learn their names as quickly as possible
  • Be patient
  • Be encouraging
  • Praise their successes and good behavior
  • SMILE!


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