Basic Qualifications


Successful children's literacy volunteers have the following characteristics:

  • Dependability, promptness, patience, flexibility, and friendliness
  • Ability to relate to people from many backgrounds
  • A willingness to provide respectful, relevant instructional content
  • Interest in serving their community

Additional Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older (some programs accept volunteers under 18 years old with parent/guardian consent.  Please check with program for details.)
  • Attend required training sessions

Time Commitment:

  • About 1-3 hours per week (depending on the position)
  • A minimum of 3 or 4 months (depending on the location)

Questions?  Contact Julia Maiuri at or 651-251-9059.