Volunteers are integral to the success of Page Ahead! We greatly depend on and value the contributions of our 500+ volunteers who contribute more than 4,000 hours annually.Apply Today
—book fair volunteer
—Story Time volunteer
—volunteer from Boeing
Do you have a team of employees, a group of friends, a corporate day of service, or other volunteer squad? We’d love to set up a project for you! Groups can either come to our office in Crown Hill or, with some restrictions, we can bring the work to you. Please contact us to learn more.
Help students at our Book Up Summer book fairs! These occur April through June during weekday school hours. Book fair volunteers help K–2 children choose 12 books, including putting custom bookplates with their names in each book, reading with the kids, bagging and boxing books, and more. Shifts are typically a couple of hours long. Apply to be a book fair volunteer here.
Our Story Time program is delivered by enthusiastic, trained volunteers who read to children in preschool and kindergarten classrooms during the school year. 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, be comfortable “in the spotlight,” and pass a background check. (Applications for Story Times are closed for this school year and will reopen in summer 2023.)
The Page Ahead program committee, composed of staff and community volunteers, advises and supports program activities. We ask that potential program committee members have a background in early childhood education (pre-k through second grade) or are up to date on research regarding children’s literacy. Apply to join the program committee here.
Our governing board plays an active role guiding Page Ahead to fulfill our mission. Board members serve a three-year term that requires an average monthly commitment of four to six hours, including participating in one or more committees.Apply Today
From our A Taste for Reading annual fundraising luncheon to our annual book drive at a Mariners’ game, Page Ahead has several special events throughout the year. 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. Apply to be an event volunteer here.