Story Reader for Goodwill's BookWorks program


Cause Areas


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


Locations in Marion CountyOcala, FL 34482


BookWorks is an early childhood literacy program which brings together volunteer readers and children from disadvantaged environments. The aim of the program is to encourage a love of reading and to get books into the hands and homes of kids who might otherwise not have them.

Volunteers read to children at Head Starts or other pre-K locations and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Volunteers are matched with a reading location convenient to their home or work, and subsequently coordinate a schedule directly with the center staff.

Opportunities are available in Marion, Sumter, Highlands, Hernando, Polk, Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

Volunteers must first attend orientation; training and all materials are supplied by BookWorks. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Storytelling
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to one hour at a time, flexible schedule
  • Must have transportation to reading locations

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