Read to Preschoolers and Make A Difference!


Cause Areas


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


Throughout Orange CountyOrlando, FL 32808


Volunteer with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and it's partner Heart of Florida United Way to help students succeed!

What is ReadingPals?

ReadingPals is a program that pairs committed and passionate volunteers with preschoolers across Orange County to help them develop a passion for reading.

Volunteers commit to 30 minutes sessions each week with a student.

What is RSVP?

RSVP is a federally funded volunteer program for older adults 55 and older. RSVP you with essential volunteer opportunites to support community needs. Over 20 local nonprofit organizations depend on RSVP for volunteer support.

As a RSVP volunteer you choose what kind of volunteer assignment you want and when you want to volunteer. Opportunities range from supporting local hospitials, manning food pantries, teaching an adult to read, mentoring students, delivering nutritious meals to shut-ins and much more.

There are also short-term opportunities for those who wish to volunteer but don't want a scheduled activity.

Terms: Volunteer must be at least 55 years of age

Other Information Requested of Volunteers: Free accidental and liability insurance while volunteering, mileage reimbursement available


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Relationship Building
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes a week for the duration of school
  • To be eligible for the RSVP Program volunteers must be at least 55 years old.

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