Would you like to help a child learn to love reading as much as you do?


Cause Areas


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


175 Haight RoadAmenia, NY 12501
Book Buddies


Do you love to read? Would you like to help children learn to love reading too? Book Buddies gives adult volunteers the opportunity to read with Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade children on a weekly basis during the school day. Although lots of retired teachers volunteer for Book Buddies, you don’t need to be a teacher to volunteer. You just need to love reading and working with kids.

Last year, 180 volunteers helped over 200 children improve their reading skills and confidence. According to their test scores, 93% of students in the program have improved their reading skills. Principals and teachers have enthusiastically asked our volunteers to return every year and have spread the word to other schools. We are currently recruiting volunteers for 15 schools throughout Orange and Dutchess County including Newburgh, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Fishkill, Arlington, Webutuck, Pine Plains, and Pawling.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week

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