Volunteer Readers Needed: K-3rd grade class read aloud


Cause Areas


Mon Oct 03, 2016 - Fri Jun 30, 2017


5111 Santa Fe Street, Suite 219San Diego, CA 92109


What: The Preschool and Elementary Read Aloud program is looking to fill volunteer positions in a number of our program sites within Title 1 elementary schools and Head Start schools. As a Read Aloud Program volunteer, you are tasked to read books aloud in the classroom. This program serves preschool -3rd grade students.

Goal: Create an intrinsic connection to reading

Skill Sets: We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with elementary aged children and who have a knack for engaging students of that young age!

Volunteer Needs: We are in need of 10 volunteers to start as soon as possbile due to new openings! Also looking for substitute readers!

Time Commitment: As a Read Aloud volunteer, you will be tasked to attend a 1-hour training (dates below); 1-hour kick-off meeting with the teacher, site manager and fellow volunteers; and attend a 0.5/1 hour session each month/week (dependent on availibility).

Training: (only need to attend one)

  • Wednesday, August 24th 10-11am
  • Wednesday, September 14th 1-2pm
  • Tuesday, September 27th 10-11am

Trainings are hosted at the Word Alive office in Pacific Beach. But the volunteer needs are at elementary schools in Escondido, Bario Logan, downtown and Normal Heights.

Interested? If you are interested in this program or know of someone that may be interested, please contact me at christina@wordsalive.org or 858.274.9673 (WORD) ext 300 at your earliest convenience.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 0.5/1 hour a month/week
  • TB Test and Words Alive Volunteer Application.

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