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Ready Readers

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Ready Readers
Kids Who Read Succeed! Become a Volunteer Reader!

As a volunteer reader you would be assigned to read weekly to a preschool classroom in a low-income community in St. Clair or Madison County. Your assignment would be for the same day/time each week for approximately 30 minutes. You remain with your assigned class for the entirety of the school year in order to develop long-lasting, meaningful bonds with the students.

YOU can contribute to reducing the education gap in our community by becoming one of our trained Volunteer Readers!

**Please note that our office is located in Olivette, but the centers we serve are located throughout the St. Louis/Metro East area**

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About Ready Readers


10403 Baur Blvd. Suite H, St. Louis, MO 63132, US

Mission Statement

Ready Readers prepares preschool-age children living in low-income communities to become readers by reading aloud to them, providing high quality books, and offering literacy-related experiences.


Ready Readers is an early literacy program that inspires preschool-age children, ages 5 and under, to develop a love of reading. Ready Readers places volunteer Readers in early childhood classroom settings located in low-income communities. These volunteers read high-quality children’s literature to the same children each week in order to develop strong, meaningful bonds with the children in their class. In addition, Ready Readers gives each child 7-8 brand new books annually to take home and enjoy again and again.

Ready Readers is preparing our low-income, preschool children to become readers. Because, kids who read succeed in school, work and life.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


St. Clair and Madison CountyCollinsville, IL 62234



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes per classroom
  • Consistent, regular availability from week to week as the classroom schedule needs to remain stable

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