Become a Volunteer Reader

Become a Volunteer ReaderOne of the three cornerstones of the Reach Out and Read model is to create a literacy-rich environment in the waiting rooms of Reach Out and Read Programs.

The single most effective way to create a literacy-rich environment is for volunteers to read aloud to children in the waiting area, and modeling for parents the joy and key techniques of reading aloud.

Volunteer readers help to show parents just how much fun reading with children can be, and they provide helpful tips for getting children excited about books.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer Reader?

You can find a Reach Out and Read Program in your Illinois community through our interactive map.

If you’d like assistance in identifying the Reach Out and Read Program in your area in greatest need of volunteer support, please contact Reach Out and Read Illinois at RORILinfo@illinoisaap.com.

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Reach Out and Read Illinois
C/O ICAAP
1400 West Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Phone | 312-733-1026 ext 204
Fax | 312-733-1791
Email | RORILinfo@illinoisaap.com

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics