Become a Volunteer

Reading is an essential skill for success in life. You can make a difference in the lives of children who are not on track to succeed.

Caring volunteers trained to work with students on specific literacy skills are a powerful presence in the lives of students learning to read. Your time, attention and patience can make all the difference in the literacy success of children in your community.

Volunteer opportunities are available at a limited number of Minnesota Reading Corps sites across Minnesota, including Albert Lea, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Rush City, St. Cloud and St. Paul. 


Ongoing Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Volunteer tutors provide literacy activities and reading opportunities to children in small groups and one-on-one environments. Tutors work with students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade.

Time Commitment: In order to provide consistent support for the children in our program, we ask that Volunteer Literacy Tutors commit to at least 1 hour each week for a minimum of 3 months.

Qualifications: You must have English reading and writing skills and a desire for motivating children to learn! Detailed tutor training is provided upon successful completion of a background check.

Click here to apply for volunteer opportunities for the 2014-15 school year.


Special Events Volunteer

There are a variety of episodic opportunities available for volunteers with schedules that don't allow for a weekly commitment. Special Event Volunteers participate in a variety of literacy-related activities hosted at Reading Corps sites. 

Click here to apply for volunteer opportunities for the 2014-15 school year.


Group Volunteers

If you are interested in group volunteer activities for your corporate or community organization, please contact Josh Lambrecht at 612-206-3039 or


Organize a Book/Sticker Drive

Minnesota Reading Corps members are always in need of quality books to encourage their students to develop a love of reading. Stickers also act as powerful motivators for students. Organize a book or sticker drive to donate to Reading Corps. For more information or to discuss your idea, please contact Josh Lambrecht at 612-206-3039 or


If you are looking to make a full-time or part-time commitment for one year, learn more about getting involved as a Minnesota Reading Corps member.