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ReadingPal Volunteer (Pre-K Mentor)

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Every Child A Reader in Escambia (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 help their students to build early literacy and social-emotional skills necessary for kindergarten success. Volunteers receive training and ongoing support to foster a positive experience.

Volunteers are asked to commit to 45 minutes per week (M-F) for the duration of the school year, or you may partner with a friend and alternate weeks.

Volunteers are currently needed at the following locations:

  • C.A. Weis Elementary
  • Lincoln Park Elementary
  • 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 Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE)


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

Mission Statement

ECARE is a business led and volunteer driven collaborative that mobilizes community stakeholders to drive overall birth to five early learning results. It is our goal to build a strong foundation of students entering the education system ready to learn.


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 success.

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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