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2023-2024 Virtual BookPALS Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Children's Literacy Network

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Children's Literacy Network's virtual BookPALS will be returning in the fall! The program was designed to bring students together from different socio-economic backgrounds and build a love of reading through new friendships! We partner with schools from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit and Jackson.
We are in need of volunteers who are interested in a virtual volunteer opportunity to serve as reading mentors to 2nd and 3rd grade students. Please continue reading for more information on the volunteering experience of BookPALS.

  • Volunteers for BookPALS serve as reading mentors to small groups of around 1-3 second graders to motivate and encourage excitement around reading on Zoom!
  • All books, resources and trainings are provided, all we need is you!
  • Mentor readers read with students, share in fun reading activities, and help them build crucial literacy skills.
  • Current opportunities include sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30PM and/or 5:30-6:30PM. Volunteers are only required to sign up for ONE of those hour-long sessions, but can choose more if desired.
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering on a weekly basis

2 Shifts

  • 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
  • 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM EST - Spots available: 10+
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About Children's Literacy Network


1100 N Main St, Suite 207, ANN ARBOR, MI 48104, US

Mission Statement

Growing Readers for Life! Children’s Literacy Network’s mission is to design and implement literacy-based programs to provide equitable opportunities for children to develop a love of reading and books. We are a volunteer-based nonprofit agency established in 1991, dedicated to closing the book and reading achievement gap to keep low-income students from falling further behind their more affluent peers. Children's Literacy Network (CLN) accomplishes this goal through innovative programming at the early childhood and school-age levels.


For 31 years CLN has provided literacy programs to 400,000 young readers in Washtenaw County, distributing more than a million dollars in new high-quality books to low-income children, creating home libraries for families who need them most. CLN’s current continuum of services and the growth in scope and programming could not have been foreseen by CLN’s founders. Nevertheless, the original goals of the organization remain the same. CLN’s services are useful and empowering for parents, and critical to narrowing the achievement gap between students of different neighborhoods and resources. CLN is committed to meeting ongoing literacy needs, and is dynamic and determined to work with community partners to meet emergent and urgent needs.


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


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour, once a week recurring
  • Kindness, patience, familiarity or comfort with Zoom and technology, an interest in working with children and a love of reading!

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