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ReadingPals Volunteer

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Sometimes Kindergarten students need a little extra help with their early literacy skills. These skills will make them successful readers and students in the future.

ReadingPals is a statewide literacy initiative that uses small group settings to provide the students' with skills to succeed. ReadingPals materials are provided by United Way of Central Florida and are approved for use by Polk County Public Schools.

ReadingPals is a one hour a week commitment for the school year and are assigned a kindergarten classroom in the school that they have selected, on the day that they select (if at all possible).

Volunteers read with 2 groups of 2 students (selected by the classroom teacher) for 1/2 hour with each group. To have maximum impact for the students and to create positive relationships, they work with the same students all year. All groups read the same book each week.

All volunteers receive a 2 hour orientation training and need to get a background check prior to working in the schools. No teaching background is necessary.

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About RSVP Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, PO Box 9005 Drawer HS02, Bartow, FL 33831, US

Mission Statement

RSVP Polk engages people 55 and better in volunteer service to meet community needs and provides a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.


Leading Through Experience! You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP. RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through non-profit, faith-based, and governmental agencies to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of volunteers with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental accident insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.


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


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Multiple locations Highland City, FL 33846



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week minimum during school year.
  • Enrollment in RSVP Polk, RSVP Polk and Polk County Schools Background Screen. Orientation to RSVP Polk and ReadingPals. Submission of timesheets.

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