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 do 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 3:30-5:30 pm 

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.  Sign up today to be a Reading Buddy!

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 Audrey White to find out more about group volunteering at audrey@readers2leaders.org

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.

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, Team Read Tutor
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, Team Read Tutor