Laugh, Talk, Read And Write With An Elementary Student!

Dates Volunteer is Needed: 
August - May
Number of Volunteers Needed: 
Description of the Volunteer Opportunity: 

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program is a volunteer opportunity designed to engage committed adults who share their time and talents by providing individual attention to K-3 students. The program is conducted in collaboration with Albuquerque (APS), Rio Rancho (RRPS) and Bernalillo (BPS) Public Elementary Schools. Oasis volunteers are trained then paired with students who teachers feel will benefit from a caring, one-on-one mentoring relationship. Serving as reading mentors, the volunteers plan weekly sessions utilizing a research based, six-step literacy approach. The program concept is to be engaging, to share the joy of books and to be fun for both the mentor and the student. Reading mentors help students build confidence and experience success in planned sessions based on both the student and the mentor's interest.

Areas of Interest: 
Great for: 
Who Will Be Impacted Through This Project: 

This program impacts the community by encompassing both older and younger generations. The grant proposal promotes intergenerational communication, by providing the opportunities to support K-3 students by increasing literacy.

Is This an Ongoing Opportunity?: 
Minimum Age of Volunteers: 
Nonprofit Will Provide: 

Oasis provides a full day training on how to implement our six-step literacy approach. We provide lunch, a resource bag and handbook along with monthly support meetings. Additionally, we pay for and submit background clearance documents to districts.

Additional Requirements: 

Volunteer qualities: flexibility, compassion, patience, enthusiasm, perseverance and humor.

Last Updated: Jan 18 2019
Address of Project Site
3301 Menaul Blvd NE
New Mexico
Contact Info
(505) 884-4529


The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico provides these volunteer opportunities as a service to our community and does not assume any responsibility for the validity of such postings. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, please contact the organization who posted the opportunity.

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