Reading proficiency by third grade is one of the most important predictors of high school graduation and career success. Despite that, 67 percent of children nationwide, more than 80 percent of those from low-income families, are not proficient readers by the end of third grade.
Our program Reading Corps seeks to address this issue by inspiring a love of reading early on in a child's education. Our volunteer Reading Buddies are paired with students in pre-K through 2nd grade to engage them in basic reading and writing activities for an hour once or twice a week - a small but incredibly impactful commitment that can make a significant difference in the lives and development of these children.
For our site schedule and map, visit www.arlingtonlibrary.org/readingcorps-volunteer.
To apply today, visit www.arlingtonlibrary.org/volunteer. Be sure to indicate your interest in Reading Corps. Questions? Respond to this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No experience required. All accepted volunteers must attended orientation prior to service.
Reading Corps is a program of the Arlington Public Library
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours a week