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Become a Reading Partner

Our volunteers become so much more than just reading partners. By sharing their knowledge and experience, they become mentors, friends, and positive role models to the children they work with. Working one-on-one with a student is a fun, effective way to change a life—maybe even your own.

Volunteer as little as one hour a week.


  • You must be at least 14 years old
  • Commit a minimum of one hour per week on a recurring schedule – Most reading centers are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-2:30pm. (Some after school and Friday programs are available)
  • You must pass a background check

Join our team

Reading Partners has helped thousands of children in New York become confident readers. Our volunteers and staff are dedicated to improving the lives of children and we are seeking driven career professionals committed to making a difference. Reading Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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