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ReadingPal Volunteer (Pre-K Mentor)

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ORGANIZATION: ReadyKids! (formerly ECARE)

  • 200 people are interested

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

ReadingPals is a one-on-one Pre-K mentoring program. With a focus on learning through play, ReadingPal mentors are matched 1-on-1 with a prekindergarten student to help them build early-literacy and social-emotional skills for kindergarten readiness. Themed literacy kits, books, puzzles, Play-Doh, coloring materials, and other developmentally-appropriate activities are supplied. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support. No experience necessary!

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to meet with their student 45 minutes per week for the duration of the school year, or you may partner with a friend and alternate weeks. Mentoring sessions run each school year September through May.

Volunteers are needed at the following locations for the 2023-24 school year:

  • C.A. Weis Elementary
  • Holm Elementary
  • Ferry Pass Elementary
  • Global Learning Academy
  • Montclair Elementary
  • O.J. Semmes Elementary
  • West Pensacola Elementary
A successful background check and a national fingerprint-based criminal history screening is required. Volunteers must be able to work independently with young children.

Please include your email and phone number when contacting us about this opportunity, and we look forward to having you volunteer with us!

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


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Various elementary schools - see descriptionPensacola, FL 32505



  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • 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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