Become a Volunteer Today!
Our community of volunteer readers is drawn from all over the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world. They come from all walks of life and range in age from 18 years old to octogenarians. The diversity of their backgrounds and experience is matched only by the variety of benefits they find in working with College Guild.
A College Guild reader can contribute as much time as they would like. You do not need to have particular expertise. There may also be other opportunities for volunteering, ranging from administrative work to creating new courses.
If you are interested in being a reader with College Guild: Follow these simple steps!
Please review our Reader Guidelines
Wait to hear back from us via email to get started as a reader! You will be contacted for a brief orientation that will be conducted virtually by our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracey, shortly after we receive your agreement.
Sample Reader Feedback
If you need more comprehensive, step by step instructions for becoming a Reader, watch this short video!
Volunteer Facebook Group
Here are some examples of feedback comments that are not permitted. Please review this sample to avoid writing these kinds of comments.
Click HERE to join our Readers and Volunteers Facebook group to stay up to date on volunteer news and ways to stay involved with our organization!
If you have any questions about volunteering, please click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As you will see from these sample responses below, some readers like to go question by question and address every point the student has made, while others like to pick up on a few points and expand on those in a narrative way.
It is not necessary to comment on every response. Your feedback style may vary depending on the unit and on how much work the student has done. It is important to engage overall with what the student has to say, to encourage them to think about things, and to give them the confidence to express themselves.