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.
- 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- 5pm.
- Pass a background check
Share the love of reading
Every student enrolled in our program can take one book home after each tutoring session to build their own home library. To supply these books, we are always in need of age-appropriate, culturally relevant children’s books! There are two ways you can share the love of reading by donating books to Reading Partners students:
– Buy a book from our hand-picked wishlist at Politics & Prose
– Host a book drive for Reading Partners students (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate)
Join our team
Reading Partners has helped thousands of children in Washington, DC 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.