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2024-2025 Virtual Reading Volunteers (Virtual BookPALS)

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ORGANIZATION: Children's Literacy Network

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Children's Literacy Network

Children's Literacy Network's provides a remote volunteering opportunity with our program, Virtual BookPALS. 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, and Detroit.
We are in need of volunteers who are interested in serving as weekly remote 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! Reading mentors work with the same students each week to encourage building a positive relationship with reading.
  • All books, resources and trainings are provided, all we need is you and your dedicated time!
  • 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 5:30-6:30PM. Volunteers are only required to sign up for ONE weekly hour-long sessions, but can choose more if desired.
  • Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering on a weekly basis for at least one semester.

Please contact Caitlin at caitlin@childrensliteracynetwork.org for more information.

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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 is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60 minutes a week
  • Weekly commitment, open communication, a love of reading and working with children.

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