Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults to improve reading skills and to assist in related projects. Among them are:
Bear Creek Elementary School, 1601 Melbourne Road, Dundalk, reading volunteers to work with children in kindergarten through fifth grades between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. school days. Contact: Fred Dvorak, 410-887-7007.
Canton Middle School, 801 Highland Ave., Baltimore, reading tutors for pupils in sixth through eighth grades. Volunteers will provide one-on-one tutoring during class time. Hours are by arrangement, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact: Nina Parish, 410-396-9172.
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, volunteer mentors to work with middle school and high school girls in reading and other academic subjects at various locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Training is available, and volunteers must be 21 or older. Contact: Wanda Young, 410- 358-9711.
Phillips School for Contemporary Education, 8920 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, a nonprofit special education school, needs volunteers between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, for reading and tutoring in the classroom for pupils ages 8 to 21. Contact: Leneen Alston, 410-880-0730.
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.