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

Essential Qualities of a SMART Volunteer

  • If you can agree to the four statements below, we would love to have YOU join us as a SMART Reading volunteer!

    If you can’t make a consistent commitment, contact your local SMART Reading office to learn more about other opportunities to get involved.