Read to homeless kids so they know that reading is FUN! (Bethesda)


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


6301 Greentree RoadBethesda, MD 20817


The Reading Connection is looking for volunteers for our Read-Aloud program, reading to kids at a local homeless shelter once a month.

Volunteers are needed at Greentree Shelter in Bethesda on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (plus 10 minutes on the front end and 5 on the back to set-up/clean-up). You'll be with a group of other volunteers who will work together to plan and conduct one Read-Aloud each month. The volunteer commitment is one evening a month for a year.

Volunteers must be 18 years old to participate.

Upcoming orientation dates can be found here: and are held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at our office in Rosslyn.

Here are the steps that you will need to do to volunteer.

1) Fill out a volunteer application here:

2) Complete a background check (Costs $19 - we will send you information on this)

3) Attend an orientation session at our office in Rosslyn.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 2 hours, once a month for a year
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