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Volunteer Reader

Help set early elementary grade students on a path to success by sharing a love for reading. United Way of Southern Maine is seeking Volunteer Readers for the 2024-25 school year to support ongoing reader programs at local elementary schools. No experience is required and training is provided.

Volunteers will visit a school each week to read with students for one hour to promote literacy. These sessions might be one-on-one, with small groups, or a whole class, depending on the needs of the school. Volunteers must attend a one-hour training in September and will start working with students in October. Speakers of non-English languages are welcome!

"The eagerness, energy, humor, honesty, and enthusiasm that these students brought to our sessions was contagious and joyful. The students told me that our time together was their favorite day of the week, so that felt good as a volunteer!"


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Volunteer Engagement Contact

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Elliott Greene

Director, Volunteer Engagement