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Volunteers needed to read to kids!

February 22, 2024 11:40 AM | Roland Mechanik

Love kids & books? Become a Volunteer Reader for SMART Reading 

SMART Reading (East Metro) |

Help support children’s literacy in your community and inspire a love of books and reading by becoming a Volunteer Reader. This volunteer position is vital to SMART Reading, providing direct literacy support to kids through weekly shared reading sessions. Volunteer Readers will read with one assigned child (One-to-One SMART) or to a classroom of students (Classroom SMART). 

The SMART Reading program has Volunteer Reader opportunities throughout the state, but our highest need sites right now are: Earl Boyles Elementary, Mt. Hood Community College Head Start and Highland Elementary.  Programs run during school hours through the end of the school year. Time commitment is 1-2 hours per week.

About SMART Reading: 

SMART Reading is a children’s literacy nonprofit that serves kids in Oregon’s highest need schools with two ingredients critical for literacy and learning success: one-on-one reading time and access to books. We mobilize volunteers to read with PreK through third-grade children, building confidence, literacy skills and a love of reading. SMART Reading provides a meaningful way for Oregonians to make a direct impact in their communities.

If interested, please contact or 971-634-1628.

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