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Volunteer by reading to children

Become a ReadingPal and join 200 volunteers reading to young children at prekindergarten classrooms in neighborhoods across Miami-Dade. Research shows that children who learn to read well at an early age will not only read more independently, but also achieve more in math, social studies and science, and are more likely to graduate high school and pursue higher education. Early literacy is a key strategy to success.

Instill a love of reading and enhance literacy opportunities for young children

The next ReadingPals session will begin the week of September 15, 2015 and will run weekly through May 6, 2016.

Minimal volunteer requirements are:

  • 30 minutes per week
  • 25 sessions
  • Level 1 background check

Sign up today


For more information on the ReadingPals program, please email
or call (305) 646-7021.

Meet the coordinator

Resources for Current ReadingPals:

“[That I] enjoyed myself doesn’t quite cover it. I was thrilled with my kids. What an experience. I am looking forward to next Tuesday, the next and the next!”
– Dolores Craeg, volunteer reader

Last year, our volunteers clocked 1,761 hours and provided more than 1,000 take-home books, helping children build their own libraries at home.

Photo of Dolores Craeg reading to children at the Center for Excellence in Early Education

ReadingPals is made possible through the support provided by Carol and Barney Barnett and our community partners:

United Way ReadingPals