Volunteer at Page Ahead
Page Ahead relies heavily on volunteer support. More than 400 volunteers contributed over 4,000 hours last year. A Page Ahead staff member helps volunteers to quickly find the kind of work that best suits their time and talents.Apply to Volunteer
Current Volunteer Opportunities
- Board and Committee Membership |
- Organize Virtual Book Drive |
- Event Staffing |
- Office Support |
- Web Designer |
Board and Committee Membership
Play an active role in the management and decision-making of Page Ahead. Board members serve a three-year term that requires five to ten hours a month - including participating in one or more committees. Committee members focus on a particular area of planning and decision-making for the agency. Their commitment is annual and requires about five hours each month. Learn more about Page Ahead's Board of Directors.
Organize Virtual Book Drive
Whether your group is a business, alumni association, student or youth group, a faith-based organization, or simply a group of neighbors helping neighbors, Page Ahead’s charity profile is a great team-building tool that will work for you. Design your own page and invite friends, colleagues and other like-minded groups across the state or right next door to give kids in need the chance to read. It's an easy, efficient and FUN way to donate to Page Ahead. Get started now! - See more at: Support Page Ahead Online
Staff a Special Event
Page Ahead produces two kinds of events. We host fundraising events throughout the year that require volunteer assistance. We also hold public book drives at events such as Mariners games. Volunteers can be involved on many levels - from planning and preparation to execution and follow-through. Commitment varies and most hours are evenings and weekends.
Volunteers provide support to our staff located at our Seattle office. They range from weekly volunteers who perform data entry and various projects to occasional volunteers who assist with fundraising preperations. Office Volunteers working during our office hours Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM. The number of hours worked varies greatly from a few hours a week to a few hours every month.
Book Fair Helper
Page Ahead is looking for volunteers to help students at our Book Up Summer program book fairs. At these book fairs at-risk kids grade K-2 will select 12 brand new, free-to-them books to take home for summer reading. For many of these at-risk children, this will be the first book they own. We are in need of volunteers to help at the book fairs with various tasks in schools across the greater Seattle region, Tacoma, Marysville and Spokane.Volunteers will help kids in need select 12 books to take home for summer reading, scan the books using an easy to operate cash register, restock shelves, help kids put a name plate sticker in their new books, help the kids count their books and put the books in their shopping bag. To sign up for specific days, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Time Volunteer - Registration Now Closed for 2016 - 2017 school year
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to read to children in preschools and kindergartens. Activities, finger plays, and songs supplement and enrich the stories. Training is provided and schools are located throughout Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Spokane counties. Volunteers can choose a weekly, bimonthly or monthly schedule and must commit for a full school calendar year. Volunteers must enjoy interacting with children and be comfortable "in the spotlight." Volunteers must agree to a background check.
- For our Story Time Readers who want to review the 7 Important ways to Engage Children with Print and Drawing Attention to Print- Here are some resources for reviewing and watching. Please check them out!
- How to Engage Children with Print
- Six Early Literacy Skills
- Story Time Volunteer Training Module - Note: This is a large file, please be patient while it loads. It may take upwards of 10 minutes or longer depending on the speed of your internet connection. Adobe Flash Player 10 or newer is required to play this module. If you need to update your Adobe Flash Player click here
Monthly Newsletter Contributor
Do you love writing? Then you would be a perfect fit as a Page Ahead iRead Newsletter Contributor. We are always on the look out for new articles for our monthly online newsletter. Contact us for more information.