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Make a meaningful impact by volunteering in one of our elementary school libraries!

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ORGANIZATION: West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 80 people are interested
Reading during library week!
Journalist David Brown reads with students in the school library

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) is the only organization systematically reopening school libraries in Philadelphia. We are able to continue to do this by recruiting volunteers. Our greatest need is for regular, weekly volunteers in school libraries serving on a set time of day, at least two hours a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays during regular school hours for one academic year.

Volunteering for a WePAC library means being a part of a team of caring people passionate about sharing the love of reading with the children of Philadelphia. Together, each library team plans read-aloud sessions that support classroom learning. Volunteers read aloud to our students during story-time and help them select books to borrow during check out.

Library teams see classes on a regular basis, coordinated with each school’s schedule. We are responsible for the appearance and organization of our libraries. Together, we decorate the library, catalog donated books, check books in and out, and re-shelve books. We draw on the diverse skills of our team to students excited about reading!

No library experience is required.

School libraries make a difference and WePAC volunteers are a part of that difference!

For more information please visit our website at www.wepac.org/volunteer or email katelin@wepac.org!

More opportunities with West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

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About West Philadelphia Alliance For Children


PO Box 8891, Philadelphia, PA 19118, US

Mission Statement

WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries and academic mentoring. In our vision, every Philadelphia student will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to the success of the child and the prosperity of our community.


WePAC re-opens and staffs volunteer-run libraries in Philadelphia public elementary schools. WePAC volunteers can serves in a variety of functions. Library Team Members work together during regular school hours to host library sessions that support classroom learning. Every session includes a storytime and book check out for students. Library Cataloguers can work behind the scenes and at a varitey of school libraries cataloguing additions to our collections. If you are not sure how you'd like to volunteer with WePAC email katelin@wepac.org and ask to be added to our volunteer council list for special opportunities.


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


Tue Jan 16, 2024 - Mon Apr 15, 2024


Multiple locations Philadelphia, PA 19139



  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Library Sciences
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hours per week(days flexible)
  • Clearances for working with children(FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background check & Mandated Reporter course)

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