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 children and families! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about these opportunities and look forward to bringing you on board with us. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in volunteering.

We are looking for the following volunteer positions:

  • Youth Reader
  • Youth Readers Program Guest Reader
  • Storybook Legacies Program Facilitator 
  • Parent Education Workshop Facilitator
  • Adult Read-Aloud Ambassador
  • Office Support Volunteer


Youth Reader

Are you a high-school student? Do you enjoy reading aloud with children? Are you looking to become a role model for preschool students? Sign up to volunteer in our Youth Readers program! As a Youth Reader, you’ll visit a childcare center that’s walking distance from your school once per week for a full semester, spending time after school reading stories and building relationships with children ages 3-5.

Youth Readers Program Guest Reader

If you want to make a big impact in little time, this is the opportunity for you! With a one-time commitment of less than 2 hours, you’ll experience the joy of reading aloud to young children and provide real-life guidance and direction to Youth Readers (high-school student volunteers) regarding your career experience, community service, and/or college experiences.

Storybook Legacies Program Facilitator

Storybooks and grandparents—need we say more? Come and help us create a grandparent’s read-aloud video at our Story Corner and at the Coronado Public Library! You’ll spend time coaching and videotaping local seniors as they read stories and share personal memories with the children in their families who will be watching their video. Your time and efforts will allow these seniors to give what is sure to be a cherished gift to their grandchildren. You are helping us create “reading legacies” across San Diego County and beyond!

Parent Education Workshop Facilitator

This role is a special opportunity to empower parents as the first and most important teacher their children will ever have. Our educational workshops are offered to parents in San Diego County as part of our First Teachers program, which aims to engage parents in the development of their children through discussion and collaboration. You’ll have the chance to lead open discussions with a group of parents about the benefits of reading aloud with children, how to utilize available resources, and ways to instill a habit of reading in their homes.

Office Support Volunteer

Do you have some free time during the week? Looking for something you can do this week and not next? If so, office support may be just the opportunity for you! We often have scanning, data entry, phone calls, book inventory, and other office-related tasks that we would love your help with. Like spare change, a few hours here and there really add up!

Adult Read-Aloud Ambassador 

Has reading positively impacted your life? Are you interested in sharing your story? Do you admire the mission of Reading Legacies?

Our goal is to communicate the value of reading aloud with children to our program participants, families, and community members. By reading a story aloud and sharing about the value of reading in your own life, your video will effectively communicate the unique mission of Reading Legacies.

For this role, we are looking to engage adult volunteers who:

  1. Believe in the importance of reading with children
  2. Are willing to encourage/recommend others to read with their children
  3. Wish to share an example of a children’s storybook that they enjoy themselves

To inquire about volunteering, we invite you to fill out the form below.

Thank you!