Be a Mascot for the South Sound Reading Foundation!

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South Sound Reading Foundation

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*Please note that while this opportunity is listed as a virtual opportunity, all events for this opportunity will take place within the Thurston and Mason counties of Washington State. Our office is located in Olympia very close to Lacey - you will need to be able to meet with us semi-regularly at this location.*

Be a mascot for the South Sound Reading Foundation! You will play the part of Booker T. Bear, who spreads the joy of reading to kids at Reading Foundation events throughout the year. Highlights include performing alongside the Mariner Moose at our Grand Slam Book Drive Assembly in March, walking in Shelton and Yelm parades in the summer, and attending all kinds of other literacy-themed events during the rest of the year.

You'll need to be comfortable interacting with children and their families. As a mascot, Booker does not speak with the kids - our staff and possibly your handler will take care of this. The mascot costume provides low peripheral vision, so if you know someone who would like to come along and be your handler at our events, they are welcome too! If not, our staff will perform this function. Lastly, wearing the costume can be rather warm - you are welcome to take breaks as needed.

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About South Sound Reading Foundation


200 Sleater Kinney Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, US

Mission Statement

In an effort to increase the number of children prepared to learn, read, and succeed, the South Sound Reading Foundation exists to ensure that every child is read with or is reading at least 20 minutes a day. Reading just 20 minutes a day promotes healthy brain development, family bonding and school readiness all children need to read and succeed.


We educate and remind children, youth and families about the importance of reading and we strive to get books into every home and into the hands of every child so they have the tools they need to read and succeed. Each year we distribute over 40,000 books!


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Acting
  • Youth Services


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Event opportunities range from 1-3 hour time slots

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