Share Your Love of Reading - Bilingual and English-Speaking Reading Buddies Needed!

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


Communities in Schools Central Office3000 S IH 35 Suite 200Austin, TX 78704


Help Communities In Schools of Central Texas (CIS) empower students to stay in school and achieve in life! CIS is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to serve as Reading Buddies for elementary students in Austin and the surrounding area during the 2016-2017 school year.

Reading Buddies provide a fun, consistent, and engaging volunteer role model for students. The purpose is to help students build confidence in literacy abilities and gain excitement about reading. For at least one academic semester, you would meet with a student for 45 minutes to an hour once a week on their school campus. A CIS staff member would work with you to schedule a regular time and day of the week for you to volunteer.

Bilingual (Spanish & English) speaking volunteers are extremely helpful, but this is not a requirement.

Apply to become a CIS reading buddy using the following link:


  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • General Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour/week for at aleast one academic semester
  • Passing a background check and attending a brief training are required prior to volunteering

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