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Joan V., virtual reader
Joan reading from home

Calling all Book lovers!

At Learning Ally, volunteers create audiobooks for students with learning differences; our member students may be blind or have a vision impairment, or have a learning difference like dyslexia.

If you like listening to audiobooks, enjoy learning new things, or have a great voice, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

We have a training course that all volunteers go through, and not everyone will become a reader. We’re looking for friendly voices that can read aloud with fluency, which is critical to comprehension for students with learning differences.

For some subjects and textbooks, especially at the high school and college level, our narrators may need subject area expertise.

If you feel that you do not want to complete the training to become a reader, please see below other volunteering opportunities:

Listeners Do you love audiobooks? You could be a good "Listener" for Learning Ally and help us deliver a positive audiobook experience for students. You can listen to juvenile and popular fiction or use your subject area expertise to listen to textbooks. You'll provide feedback to narrators, highlight issues with fluency and tone, mispronunciations, and audio quality.

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance (QA) is the final step in the process of creating an audiobook. In a nutshell, it means playing our books back just like our students will, and checking for anything that interferes with an enjoyable reading experience.

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Mission Statement

Our vision is for all people to have equal opportunities to learn. Our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.


We are a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education. Started in 1948 in the New York Public Library as Recording for the Blind, the organization utilized volunteers to record books for blinded veterans returning from WW II. We now offer the world’s largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature as well as solutions, support and community for parents, teachers and students.

We understand that all people learn differently and may need options to achieve their full potential. We are dedicated to helping individuals grow and succeed academically when access and reading are barriers to their learning. We will succeed by partnering with our communities and being a champion for those we serve so they may have the most accessible and effective solutions to achieve their personal best.


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment to complete training & project deadlines
  • Windows or Mac computer, online access, headphones (or mic if you want to be a reader)

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