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SMART (Start Making A Reader Today): Volunteer with SMART and Help Children Discover the Joy of Reading!

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Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Your commitment will help PreK-third grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support and valuable adult mentorship.

As a SMART Reader, you’ll read one-on-one with children for 1 hour per week from now until May.┬áSMART also provides two books a month to children in the program to further encourage them on their literacy journey.

If you’re not able to commit to a weekly session, apply to be a substitute reader. The SMART program has volunteer reading opportunities at over 90 elementary schools and Head Start programs in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. Reading sessions occur during elementary school hours, Monday thru Friday. Applications accepted year round. Apply today!


About the Organization

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy nonprofit that envisions an Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We engage community volunteers to help PreK-third grade children become confident readers.

About the Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

The Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter allows students, faculty, and staff at PCC a more comprehensive look at volunteer needs and opportunities from our community partners. Our hope is that the newsletter will allow subscribers to stay better informed about community service opportunities in the tri-county areas of Portland, Oregon, as well as non-profit internships and scholarships available locally and nationally.

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