For Volunteers

Enter the Classroom with Confidence

At Ready Readers, we want weekly classroom visits to be enjoyable for everyone. So we set volunteers up for success through training programs, in-class mentoring, e-newsletters and online resources. We value volunteer feedback and develop programs to help you inspire preschoolers to become readers.

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Volunteer Workshops & Cafés

In addition to new volunteer training, Ready Readers hosts continuing education workshops and smaller cafés for volunteers several times throughout the year. Join us for one or for all, and gain new skills to enhance reading time with your preschoolers. Watch your email for upcoming sessions.

Want to watch our past workshops?
Check out our videos on our YouTube channel.

Connect with Ready Readers

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Request classroom or schedule changes. Tell us what touched your heart or challenged you as a volunteer.

Sheila Oliveri

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SPECIALIST
Request recommendations for read-aloud titles or classroom activities. Submit ideas for workshops.

Cheryl Whatley

MENTORING COORDINATOR
Request mentoring in your classroom or ongoing support.

Nora Steele

BOOK COORDINATOR/ PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Request additional gift books, name tags, or supplies. Suggest titles for our gift book program.

Gift Book Pickup at Ready Readers


Gift books are packaged and prepared for volunteers at Ready Readers headquarters. Typically, books are ready for pickup in accordance with the following timeline. Watch your email for specific dates and times.

Fall Books: Mid-October
Winter Books: Late January
Spring Books: Late March

Volunteer Newsletter


Get the latest information about our program, along with tips for improving your classroom experience.

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