Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults improve reading skills and to assist in related projects.
Among them are:
Children's Guild, a school serving children with emotional difficulties. Tutors are needed between 8: 30 a.m. and 2: 30 p.m. weekdays to work with pupils in elementary reading and math at the school's Annapolis location, 1399 Forest Drive. Contact: Earl Hines, 410-636-7255.
Gregory Foundation, 600 Reisterstown Road, Suite 306, Pikesville, a private, nonprofit human services agency that works with special-needs children in foster care. Needed are reading tutors for children ages 5 to 15 between 5: 30 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. weekdays at foster homes or the foundation office. Contact: Crystal Smith-Mason, 410-486-7620.
Damascus Career Center, 806 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, tutors adults in basic reading, writing and math on weekdays, with hours by arrangement. Also needed are volunteers to serve as mentors for first-time job-seekers. Contact: Charleen Christon, 410- 354-7507.
If your school or organization is seeking volunteer reading tutors and would like to be included in this listing, call Sundial, 410- 783-1800 and enter code 6130.