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Volunteer Opportunity of the month

Help children learn to read – or read better!

Volunteers who enjoy working with children and helping them to improve their reading skills are needed for the RSVP Delco America Reads program. You will be trained as a tutor to work with students who are considered at-risk for reading failure because of their grades and test scores.  Not only can you provide academic help to struggling students, but you can also serve as a mentor as well.  You will be tutoring children in grades K-4 in the public schools of Delaware County. More than 30 schools (and counting!) have already signed up to have America Reads volunteers help their students!

Anyone who enjoys reading and working with children is invited to apply to become an America Reads volunteer. Prior educational experience is helpful but not necessary. Training is provided 1:1 or in small groups by RSVP America Reads program coordinator and PA Certified Reading Specialist Janice B. Tehie. Security clearances, including PA State Police criminal background check and Child Abuse clearance must be submitted before volunteer placement begins. These will be paid for by RSVP for those who complete training.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Janice Tehie at 610-565-5563, ext. 15, or e-mail her at

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RSVP of Delaware County

Welcome to RSVP of Delaware County.
RSVP is the agency of choice for volunteerism in our community.

Share the experience of your life, and give someone the experience/opportunity of a lifetime. At RSVP of Delaware County we connect people to purpose. Our programs provide social engagement, interaction, entertainment, education, information, and resources to individuals and nonprofit organizations in our community.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Delaware County offers adults age 55-plus the opportunity to share their time and talents on a regular basis in a variety of settings throughout their communities. RSVP provides volunteer opportunities based on community need and encourages volunteerism in areas where there will be an impact on the community.

RSVP volunteers are active in schools, art organizations, social service agencies, libraries, inter-generational projects, home-based activities and more!

"Our five volunteers this year have created an atmosphere with each student they see that encourages a confidence in themselves as a person and as a reader." Judy Di Maio, Reading Specialist at Indian Lane Elementary.

RSVP Volunteer Benefits

RSVP is funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service, United Way and the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Private donations are appreciated and welcomed from all of our supporters.