Help a student love to read!


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Mon Oct 17, 2016 04:00 PM - Mon Dec 12, 2016 06:45 PM


Southeast Branch5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd.Austin, TX 78744


The Austin Public Library needs you to share your love of reading with a youth. The Southeast Branch is looking for volunteers to pair with a student who already knows how to read but needs practice. The 45 minute shift will consist of 30 minutes of reading to, reading with, or listening to the youth read then 15 minutes of a literacy game. This program is designed to read in English. However, many students will be bilingual in Spanish.

Program Dates: Mondays from October 17 through December 12 with an orientation on Monday, October 10

Volunteer Shifts are 4p-4:45p; 5p-5:45p, or 6p-6:45p **volunteers may sign up for more than one shift.

Volunteer should enjoy working with school age children, commit to a weekly shift for the 8 week program, be at least 16 years old, and complete a criminal background investigation prior to volunteering.Bilingual in Spanish helpful!

For more information, contact Volunteer Services at


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes per week
  • attend orientation and complete a background investigation
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