Volunteers Welcome

“Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless,

but because they are priceless.”  ~ Anonymous

Become a Volunteer with Reading and Beyond

Become a volunteer and help us continue to serve the children and families of the Central Valley. Your time will help improve the community, whether it is working with children and families or supporting administrative staff members. By donating a few hours, you will be making a positive impact in the lives of many!


Time Commitment

• Must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 3-consecutive months

• Must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours a week

• We will work with you to create a flexible schedule


Health Screening Requirement

To ensure the safety of the children and families we serve, our staff member and volunteers, Reading and Beyond requires all volunteers to complete a Tuberculosis test. (Completion is required after an interview, prior to volunteering)

Background Check Requirement

In addition, Reading and Beyond requires all volunteers over the age of 18 to complete a background check through Live Scan. (Completion is required after an interview, prior to volunteering)


Minor Volunteers

A parent or guardian is required to sign all documentation required for volunteering if the volunteer is a minor (under the age of 18). All volunteer must be over the age of 14.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide hours for Court Appointment Community Service. Please contact Hands on Central California for assistance at (559)237-3101 or toll free (866)476-7787.


What do I need to do to become a Reading and Beyond Volunteer?

Step One - Review the volunteer opportunities and pick what you would like to do!

Step Two - Complete and submit a Volunteer Interest Form

Step Three - A program manager will call you to complete a phone-screen interview within 5 business days

Click here to APPLY and to see our Volunteer Opportunities

If you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities, please call us at 559.600.6191 or email us at info@readingandbeyond.org

To learn more about Reading and Beyond, visit our website at www.readingandbeyond.org


Interest in becoming a future mentor?

Please complete the Mentor Interest Form Survey.

This does not guarantee selection and the sole purpose of this survey is to collect interests.

Click here for interests in future mentor Opportunities


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