Reading is FUNdamental provides children with access to self-selected books, creates positive environments that motivate children to develop a life-long love of reading, and engages families in literacy practices in the home. Their research-based programs work to bridge the local literacy gap. The volunteer would serve as an outreach coordinator with one or more of their programs: Books for Keeps coordinates and conducts reading celebrations and other outreach activities; Storymobile plans and implements literacy-based activities at 40+ sites; and Everybody Wins coordinates a lunchtime literacy and mentoring program.
Mercy Volunteers live in community and commit to simple living, spiritual growth, and compassionate service. Mercy Volunteer corps provides housing, transportation, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and more. Volunteers will have a professional mentor and will participate in multiple retreats throughout the year of service. For more information visit mercyvolunteers.org.