Raising Readers in Story County

Tutoring Opportunities

Child reading outside on bench in fall.

Make a big difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a tutor for one of our excellent literacy programs!



StoryPals is an innovative program for four and five-year olds, which uses the evidence-based dialogic reading method.  In dialogic reading, trained volunteers model reading books with questioning strategies and assist students into becoming the storytellers.

StoryPals Volunteer Form


Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies provides FREE literacy sessions for children who are starting first, second, and third grades in the FALL of 2023. (*Exceptions may be made for 3rd graders going into 4th grade if the child demonstrates a high academic need.) Volunteer tutors will meet with students for personalized reading sessions to help with their literacy skills.  These 45 minute sessions are held twice a week and supervised by the RRSC Reading Program Site Facilitator. 

Locations and scheduled times:

Begins June 12:  
Ames Public Library Auditorium (515 Douglas); M/W; 1:15-2:00 
Ames Public Library Auditorium (515 Douglas); M/W: 2:15-3:00

Begins June 19:
Boys & Girls Club @ North Grand Mall RRSC office (2801 Grand Ave); M/W; 4:00-4:45
Nevada Boys & Girls Club @ Memorial Lutheran Church (701-11th); M/W; 1:30-2:15
Nevada Boys & Girls Club @ Memorial Lutheran Church (701-11th); M/W 2:30-3:15

Reading Buddies Volunteer Form 

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