RIFSoCal volunteers help our schools conduct three Motivational Reading Events annually in one of our 233 sites, distributing 185,000 new books to up to 55,000 children. Participating sites include Title I elementary schools, Head Start programs, and a variety of community service programs. A book event can be as simple as a volunteer reading to a group of children or as complex as a festival celebrating a particular culture or holiday in an elaborately decorated auditorium with thematic activities. At the end of every RIFSoCal book event, each child gets to CHOOSE a brand new book to keep and share with their families, compelling them to read for pleasure.
- Available during school hours
- Travel to sites located within the Greater Los Angeles area.
- Love working with children
- Desire to impact children’s literacy
Literacy Based Events: Volunteers are matched with a geographically accessible site, and assist with the implementation of 3 events during the September through June school year. Schedule of events varies between sites.
Book Warehouse: Volunteers assist at the book warehouse site to unpack shipments of books, sort them by age/grade level and place them on the appropriate shelves. Volunteers also help site coordinators when they come in to choose their books for their site’s Literacy Based Events.