STAIR of Birmingham needs your help! Volunteers are the core of our second grade tutoring program. Students are invited to participate in STAIR by their teachers, and are identified as children who are reading below their grade level, but have strong potential to catch up with their classmates. They come to STAIR twice each week, have a snack, then meet with tutors for one-on-one instruction. We read to them, give them lessons, listen to them read to us, play games and work on comprehension and vocabulary. Each child receives the undivided attention of a caring adult or youth, and we believe the one-on-one approach makes a big difference.

Volunteer Commitment:

       * Complete Volunteer application
       * Attend one 2-hour training class available in August and September
       *  Tutor student once a week, on assigned day from September through April (Weekly time commitment is two hours)

STAIR has an excellent, user-friendly, educator-designed curriculum, which is regularly reviewed. Tutors develop one-on-one relationships, which make this volunteer experience such a rewarding and worthwhile effort. Please answer this call for volunteers to make a difference in a child’s life.
We are only limited by the number of tutors willing to help!

Snack Volunteers

Snack Volunteers arrive at STAIR before the children and help set up the room and prepare healthy snacks for the students. These volunteers also stay to watch them enjoy their treats and help clean up the room. The days, times, and locations where help is needed vary according to site. This is not a long term commitment, and could serve as a great entry to the STAIR program!

See our volunteer application.

Substitute Tutors

If once a week is too much for you right now, and you are available on short notice, sign up to be a substitute tutor.  See our volunteer application.

Special Projects

Please add your name to our special projects list to be included on our workdays preparing materials before in the summer, administrative help, STAIR Family Dinners, Graduations, Christmas Celebrations or other fun activities throughout the school year.


Volunteer Information Form

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