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YREADS Mentor - YMCA Reads

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Volunteer Polk

  • 19 people are interested

Volunteers may choose different activities working with a child in the YMCA READS program:

- helping with reading programs on computers
- listening to and helping a child read orally
- helping a child with different types of reading activities.

Training is provided, and training and background screening must be completed prior to beginning with the program.

Local Law (PCSO) Background Screen and FDLE for volunteers age 18+. (Cost $1.50)
A YMCA READS name tag will be provided.

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About Volunteer Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission: We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.


Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


2125 Sleepy Hill Road / 3415 Swindell RoadLakeland, FL 33810



  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Any days Tues - Fri. 3-4pm/4-5:30pm or Both
  • Local Law (PCSO) Background Screen and FDLE for volunteers age 18+. (Cost $1.50)

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