Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Stories

Sometimes, the key to unlocking a student's ability to learn can be found in unconventional approaches.

Tutor Stories

Read Write Now tutors have the opportunity to bring about incredible changes in a person's life, just by listening and working slowly towards a goal. These are true success stories.

Volunteer Nancy shared her experience tutoring Robert who was referred to the Read Write Now program by an employment agency.

Robert was 21 years old and had never had a job. He'd left school in Year 10 after years of being in 'special classes'. Neither his parents nor his grandparents are literate and he was third generation unemployed in the family. His mother and younger brother both have an intellectual disability.

Read Nancy's Full Story 

Volunteer tutor and coordinator Erica wrote this story about her 5 years tutoring experience at the Read Write Now program. 

'The Exhilaration of Volunteering'
"You'd be good at it," my told me. Always looking for a different or unusual things to do, she suggested that we volunteer as tutors at Read Write Now.

Read Erica's Full Story