Be a Male Role Model for Children in Need!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


114 East 39th StreetGround FloorNew York, NY 10016


80% of our volunteer force is made up of women. Without them, our volunteer program would not exist. Starting this year, we want to make special effort for our kids to see more male role models when they come to our Reading Parties.

With Pajama Program, you will make a positive difference in your community and in a child's life. During our 70 minute Reading Parties, you will provide a child in need with the one on one story time that they rarely experience.

We invite volunteers (18 or older), who have completed our volunteer application and passed our background check, to share their love of reading with the children we serve in NYC. Our Reading Parties begin with circle time introductions and then we dive into reading in pairs or small groups. During the Reading Party, the children receive a snack, a new book of their choice, and a new pair of pajamas. The age range of the children is from 4-12 years old. Reading Parties last about an hour and run throughout the year during business hours from Tuesday-Friday.

How to Apply:

You must fill out our volunteer application and sign up for your background check. Please email Najamah Abdullah at to receive the appropriate links.

Please know that ALL volunteers must pass the background check and fill out the volunteer application to be able to attend the Reading Parties. All personal information will be kept confidential.

Please check out the Pajama Program website or email Najamah Abdullah at najamah@pajamaprogram to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest!


  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 60-75 mins
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