Volunteers make everything we do possible, so THANK YOU for taking the time learn more about Reading Legacies and the various ways you can make a real and lasting difference in the lives of young children! If you are interested in volunteering with Reading Legacies, please complete our short volunteer interest form. We are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the sign-up process.
We are looking for the following volunteer positions: (click to jump to a description)
- Grandparent Storybooks Program Volunteer
- Family Recovery Workshop Facilitator
- Youth Readings Program Partnership Coordinator
- Youth Readers Program Guest Reader
- Book Selection Committee Member
- Office Support Volunteer
Grandparent Storybooks Program Volunteer
Storybooks and grandparents—need we say more? Come and help us create a virtual grandparent’s storybook time! You’ll spend a couple hours a week videotaping seniors (many in low-income situations) as they read aloud to their grandchildren. Your time and efforts will allow these grandparents to give what is sure to be a cherished gift to their grandchildren!
Family Recovery Workshop Facilitator
Everyone needs hope, and when it comes to the role of Family Recovery Workshop Facilitator, hope comes in the form of a children’s storybook, a video camera, and a couple of hours of your time! This is the perfect opportunity for individuals who have a heart for helping women and men who are recovering from addiction. A special focus of this program includes helping our veterans in recovery.
Youth Readers Program Partnership Coordinator
If you like children and smiling, this is the position for you! As a Partnership Coordinator, you will support a great group of Youth Readers (high school student volunteers) as they read aloud to underserved children right in their own communities. Your weekly commitment will be just about 2 hours (travel time included).
Youth Readers Program Guest Reader
If you want to make a big impact in a little time, this is the opportunity for you! With a one-time commitment of fewer than two hours, you will experience the joy of reading aloud to little children and will provide real-life guidance and direction to Youth Readers (high school student volunteers) regarding your career, community service, and/or college experiences.
Book Selection Committee Member
Do you love to read? Do you have a background in children’s literature or education? Help us choose quality children’s books for inclusion in our themed monthly book list. You’ll spend a few hours each month enjoying, reviewing, and recommending children’s books from the comfort of your local library, book store, café, or favorite chair!
Office Support Volunteer
Do you have some free time during the week? Looking for something you can do this week and not next? Then office support may be just the opportunity for you! We often have scanning, data entry, phone calls, and other office-related tasks that we would love your help with. Like spare change, a few hours here and there really adds up!