Important for 2022-23 School Year: We’ve returned to our in-person, one-on-one reading model in many communities while also retaining two pandemic-era services that have been well received by educators because of their valuable complement to classroom curricula and ease of access and implementation.
To read more about our services in the 2022-23 school year, click here.
At SMART Reading, we believe that reading is the gateway to learning and opportunity for Oregon’s kids. Every day we mobilize our statewide community of volunteers to make a direct impact on kids through shared reading sessions and new books to keep. Because the simple magic and joy of a shared book can change a child’s life trajectory.
Recurring Volunteer Opportunities (Statewide)
One-time Volunteer Opportunities (Portland Metro Area)
The Children’s Book Bank at SMART Reading offers a number of one-time and flexible volunteer opportunities. Currently, these are limited to the Portland Metro Area, although we hope to begin expanding them to other communities across the state. Sign up to clean and restore children’s books or learn more about other opportunities with the Children’s Book Bank by clicking here. Note: Currently, individuals interested in volunteering with the Children’s Book Bank at SMART Reading do not need to fill out the SMART volunteer application below. You’ll find information about Book Bank volunteer sign-ups here.