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Reach Out and Read - Kansas City

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Reach Out and Read Volunteer
A Reach Out and Read volunteer shares a book with a patient waiting to see her pediatrician

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide an opportunity for you to volunteer virtually in a pre-recorded way, that is available for 1 volunteer hour. It is more important than ever for families, and especially young children to build healthy routines that provide comfort and a sense of order when so much in the world seems chaotic. Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Join our #ReadTogetherKC challenge to help ease children's anxieties from the pandemic. By making reading a daily activity, we help every child have the healthy foundation they need for success. Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., we are posting an ROR-KC Virtual Storytime on all of our social media platforms.

To participate:

1.) Please choose one children's book to read and make sure it has not been read by one of our readers before. Please do not choose religious books.

2.) Then introduce yourself/your role wherever you live. Please then explain why our mission is needed now more than ever during this time (encouraging families to read aloud together). Then record yourself reading your chosen book! The easiest way to record yourself is to prop your phone against something sturdy so it does not fall or have someone else record for you. HAVE FUN!

3.) Once you are finished, please utilize Dropbox or Google Drive to send your video to reachoutandreadkansascity@gmail.com

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Reading!

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About Reach Out and Read - Kansas City


2100 W. 36th Ave., Suite 116, Kansas City, KS 66160, US

Mission Statement

Reach Out and Read Kansas City makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric care so that children grow up with books and enter school ready to read.


Reach Out and Read Kansas City is a pediatric early literacy program serving Kansas City's most vulnerable children. Our program partners with pediatric doctors to make free books available for children in lower-income communities at every well-child visit from birth to five years of age. Reach Out & Read clinic doctors and nurses are trained to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Reading / Writing
  • Literacy / Reading


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • 1 Hour

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