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.
- 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, 9 am – 2:30 pm
- Pass a background check
Reading Partners wants to ensure access to the highest quality books for our students and we want to inspire them to stand up for social justice. If you’re interested in helping us build a read aloud library filled with books that celebrate diversity, kindness, and standing up for what is right, check out our Bookshop. Please make sure to add your name and address to the order so that we can thank you!
Want to host a book drive or fundraiser of your own? Learn more about getting started here.
Join our team
Reading Partners is committed to helping children in Seattle become confident readers. Our volunteers and staff are dedicated to improving the lives of children and we are seeking driven career professionals interested in making a difference. Reading Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.