Why Volunteer

Are you a kid at heart who enjoys the rhythm and rhyme, simplicity and silliness of children’s books? Are you passionate about educating the next generation in our community? Or do you just need a good dose of giggles to get you through your week?

Experience the joy of sharing stories with preschoolers by becoming a Ready Readers classroom volunteer. We provide training, support, a lending library with stacks of books to choose from, and gift books for you to distribute to the children in your class. You’ll form friendships and create lasting memories with kids who will not forget that you taught them reading is fun!

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Become a Ready Readers volunteer. Classroom volunteers visit the same group of preschoolers, the same day and time each week.

Volunteer readers must be at least 12 years old, and readers under age 16 must participate with an adult. (For young people, book donations and book drives are other great ways to get involved!)

Are you ready to read?

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I see some of the children in the hallway that are now in first grade and they are so excited to see me. I don’t have any grandchildren of my own…but now I have 60 surrogate grandchildren!

Maria Parram, Volunteer at Lexington, since February 2014

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