SF Bay Area

Get Involved

Volunteer with us

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
  • Pass a background check
  • Commit a minimum of one hour per week on a recurring schedule
  • Most reading centers are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. (Hours may vary by school site)

Make a donation

Every dollar raised means students in your reading center have the resources they need to succeed.


Reading Partners Young Professionals (RPYP) is a community of emerging leaders who are paving the way for a brighter future for students across the Bay Area. Representing a variety of sectors, this group is committed to empowering students and raising awareness for literacy through a variety of activities. For information about events and how to get involved, contact Andrea Edelman at andrea.edelman@readingpartners.org.

Host a book drive

By hosting a book drive for Reading Partners you can help students in local elementary schools build their home libraries.

Local businesses, individuals, and organizations can help Reading Partners expand our Take Reading Home selections in local elementary schools so that students can start building their very own home libraries. We accept donations of new and gently used children’s books ranging in level from kindergarten to fourth grade, of varying topics and genres.

Get social

When you share your support of Reading Partners on social media, you can help others join the literacy movement.

Refer a friend

As a current reading partner, we are thrilled to have your help to recruit additional volunteers! Below are some resources to help you reach out to your networks. 

Once you have identified one (or more) possible Reading Partners tutors, you can either:

  • Notify your site coordinator
  • Email our community engagement team directly at volunteerSF@readingpartners.org with their contact information, or have your friend/family member reach out to us directly

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out us anytime!

Double your generosity

Many companies have matching gift programs for donations or volunteer hours. Check with your workplace to see how your company can support students.

For more information about ways to get involved, contact Andrea Edelman at andrea.edelman@readingpartners.org.


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