Book Buddy Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


4209 Shamrock LaneMcHenryMcHenry, IL 60050
Our Book Buddy Volunteers enjoy the one-on-one interactions while reading with the children.


As a Book Buddy Volunteer, we would match you with a child in our shelter, and you would meet with this same child every Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Each week you would spend time together reading books, instilling a love of reading, playing educational games, helping with homework and being a positive role model to the child. Our Book Buddy Program requires a weekly commitment of up to 9 months, or until the child moves out of the shelter.

Our Book Buddy Volunteers find this program very rewarding, as it focuses on building one-on-one relationships and positive interactions with the children. To volunteer, please complete our online volunteer application at


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly commitment every Tuesday evening.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at our shelter in McHenry.

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