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Read-Aloud Volunteer Program

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Read-Aloud volunteers share the joy and love of reading with elementary school children in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Kindergarten - second grade students are selected to participate in Read-Aloud by their teachers. A Volunteer reader is paired with the same student(s) every week for a one-on-one reading session. Reading sessions will be conducted exclusively by Zoom this year, even when schools reopen. Volunteer readers are monitored and supported by a Read-Aloud Coordinator during reading sessions.

We serve four elementary schools in Richmond and San Pablo, CA. They are Washington, Dover, Downer and Montalvin Manor. Each month, students select two new high quality gift book for their home library.

While Live Scan fingerprinting is required, some operators perform socially distanced fingerprinting. Proof that you are tuberculosis non-infectious can be provided by a TB Risk Assessment, which might be conducted electronically or over the phone.

Each shift consists of two half-hour reading sessions with one student each, separated by a 5 minute grace period. Volunteer readers read electronic books over Zoom with the students; a stable internet connection capable of video chat and a laptop or desktop with webcam is required (tablets/phones don't let you see the student while you are sharing your screen).

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13857 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, CA 94806, US

Mission Statement

Read-Aloud Volunteer Program is a relationship-based program that fosters in children the joy and love of learning through reading and story-telling.


Our goal is to help young children (K through 2nd grade) develop a love of reading. Each child in the program is matched with an adult volunteer for a reading session every week. Children receive gift books throughout the program year to help them start and build their own library.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1:05 hour per week
  • must be able to read children's books, pass a background check with subsequent arrest notifications, provide proof you are TB non-infectious, have an internet connection capable of Zoom, and use a laptop or desktop with a webcam.

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