Anyone can make a difference. No matter how big or how small, any person can contribute to change. I knew that I wanted to do something to improve literacy outcomes and somehow make a small contribution to spreading the joys of reading. I have found amazing volunteer opportunities that gave me the chance to make a difference.
One of the activities I signed up to do was one-on-one tutoring. The program was designed for volunteers to follow the steps of teaching a student how to read. Some students came into the program without knowing how to read at all, and some were there to practice and make progress. A tutor was assigned to one student for about three months, and every week, the pair would meet and go through the lessons.