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Volunteers needed to help students with reading

September 6, 2018

Volunteers needed to help students become better readers

Do you or someone you know want to become more involved with your school? The Gresham-Barlow School District’s Oasis Volunteer Program is looking for parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to work with young children who are struggling to learn to read. We are seeking adult volunteers who can spend one hour a week, during the school day, working one-on-one with a child in grades 1-5 to build reading, writing, and language skills, self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward learning. The Oasis Program provides training, materials, and on-going support from our staff at no cost to you.

The training will take place in two three-hour sessions, for a total of six hours. Fall training dates are: Tuesday, September 18 from 9 am-12 pm and Wednesday, September 19 from 9 am-12 pm. Participants must attend both days of training. Tutors are also encouraged to attend a monthly support meeting to share experiences with other tutors, receive additional training and materials. Tutor Support meetings are held from 10:00-11:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month.

No teaching experience is required. The role of an Oasis Tutor is that of a friend, offering experience, patience, encouragement, caring, and time.

If you, or someone you know would be interested in learning more about becoming an Oasis Tutor, please call Oasis Volunteer Program Coordinator Marilyn Hill at 503-665-3544 or email