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ReadingPal Volunteer (Pre-K Mentor)

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ReadyKids! (formerly ECARE)

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Do you have a passion for education, an excitement for reading, or a desire to impact a child's life? With just 45 minutes a week, you can make a difference. Become a ReadingPal!

ReadingPals is a one-on-one mentoring program for local Pre-K students. Using themed literacy kits, books, puzzles, Play-Doh, and other supplied learning activities, ReadingPals volunteers help their students to build early literacy and social-emotional skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support to foster a positive experience.

Volunteers are asked to commit to 45 minutes per week for the duration of the school year, or you may partner with a friend and alternate weeks. Mentoring sessions for the 2021-22 school year will run September 20, 2021 through May 13, 2022.

Volunteers are needed at the following locations:

  • C.A. Weis Elementary
  • Global Learning Academy
  • Longleaf Elementary
  • Montclair Elementary
  • O.J. Semmes Elementary
  • West Pensacola Elementary
A successful background check including references and a national fingerprint-based criminal history screen is required. Volunteers must be able to work independently with young children and should be smoke/ tobacco and nicotine free while serving as a Reading Pal.

Please include your email and phone number when contacting us about this opportunity.

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About ReadyKids! (formerly ECARE)


P.O. BOX 71, Pensacola, FL 32591, US

Mission Statement

ReadyKids! is a leader in the early literacy space for prekindergarten students in Escambia County and an extension of support for their families. ReadyKids! focuses on mentoring students, engaging families in the education process of their prekindergartners, and supporting educators - all to maximize children’s potential through increased school readiness.


Our goal for the 2020-21 school year is to recruit at least 250 adult volunteers (ReadingPals) to help Escambia County pre-kindergarten students build early literacy and social-emotional skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Various elementary schools - see descriptionPensacola, FL 32505



  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Child Development
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minutes per week for the duration of the school year

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