Los Angeles Volunteer Opportunities
Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future. To this end, Reading to Kids gathers on average 819 children and 351 volunteers at reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight Los Angeles elementary schools.
At the monthly reading clubs, pairs of volunteers read aloud to small groups of children, while their parents receive training on how to encourage their children to read at home. Kids, parents, teachers, and school libraries receive book donations at the end of the reading clubs. These are important donations, as 60 percent of low-income homes do not have age-appropriate reading materials for children.
Since its inception in 1999, Reading to Kids has given 143,776prize books to children who attend the reading clubs, donated26,180 hardcover books to school libraries, and our volunteers have spent more than 171,747 hours reading to kids.