Our volunteers are the secret to our success



Our volunteers come from a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds, which exposes our students to a diverse community. Volunteers not only help children improve their reading skills, but also increase their confidence and develop a love of learning and reading. You can become a tutor, mentor, and role model to a child in need by volunteering with Readers 2 Leaders.



Reading Buddies volunteer for as little as 30 minutes per week.

Team Read In-School Tutoring

Read one-on-one with a student once a week at Team Read school sites. This time provides the students with the individual reading support they need to develop into independent readers. You may sign up for 1 or multiple 30 minute sessions

Team Read After-School Tutoring

Assist elementary students with homework completion and work one-on-one with a student to help them improve their reading skills during our literacy focused sessions, which occur from 4:00-5:30 pm.

Team Read Summer Tutoring

Help students maintain and grow their reading skills during our 6-week summer camp in June and July.

You do not need prior teaching or tutoring experience to become a volunteer. Readers 2 Leaders provides all necessary training, as well as on-site support from an R2L staff member. We offer flexible scheduling to help you fit volunteering into your busy schedule.  

Group Opportunities

We are grateful for the partnership of several groups from corporations, faith communities, and organizations. We would love for your group of 5-15 volunteers to come work with our students in Team Read After-School! We can also collaborate with your group to create additional opportunities. 

Please email volunteer@readers2leaders.org to find out more about group volunteer opportunities

Other opportunities

We periodically have opportunities to volunteer with R2L on weekends and evenings, such as processing in-kind donations or making improvements at Booktown.

Please email volunteer@readers2leaders.org to be added to our volunteer email list.

Volunteer Newsletter

Check out our monthly volunteer newsletter, where we share all the ways our amazing volunteers help make Readers 2 Leaders possible!

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The thing I enjoy the most about volunteering with Readers 2 Leaders is seeing a student get truly excited about reading. It makes me happy to be a part of something that creates that sort of excitement for learning in a child.
— Grace Guthrie, Volunteer
I enjoy being able to help the kids in their process of learning how to read and write. I am overjoyed at the fact that these wonderful kids are making a lot of progress on their literacy skills and their confidence level. I am blessed to be able to have an opportunity to tutor these wonderful kids and see them grow every time I come.
— Snow Nguyen, Volunteer