We are always looking for energetic volunteers to support us in achieving our mission of helping all children to enter kindergarten ready for success. Time commitment and scheduling is flexible for all positions!
The following volunteer opportunities are available:
The following volunteer positions are available in the greater Boston area
Outreach Volunteer-Boston area
Raising A Reader MA serves diverse communities. As such, we are in need of bilingual volunteers who can translate outreach materials and call parents about upcoming community events. Some high-demand languages are Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Other outreach responsibilities, such as interpretation, may be assigned according to interest and need. Contact Cate Johnston to learn about opportunities in Chelsea and Revere, and Suzanne Igarteburu to learn about opportunities in Everett, Malden and Medford.
English Conversation Partner-Boston area
We are looking for volunteers to help our Parent Ambassadors with their English language learning. Volunteers must be FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKERS, and will be responsible for meeting interested parents at the Chelsea Public Library for conversation practice at prearranged times. There are also further opportunities to arrange an English-Spanish language exchange within this position. Contact Cate Johnston to learn about opportunities in Chelsea and Revere, and Suzanne Igarteburu to learn about opportunities in Everett, Malden and Medford.
Event Support Volunteer-Boston area**
Event support volunteers will help us at parent workshops and community tabling events in a number of capacities. We are looking for volunteers who can provide on-site child care, collect sign-in information, and assist with set-up. Consider this position if you are outgoing and comfortable supervising children. Bilingual ability is a plus! Contact Cate Johnston to learn about opportunities in Chelsea and Revere, and Suzanne Igarteburu to learn about opportunities in Everett, Malden and Medford.
** Volunteers in these positions will be required to complete and pass a Criminal Background Check.
There are often one-time volunteer opportunities to help RAR MA staff in various capacities, such as sorting books, data entry, and other tasks. We are also open to new ideas if you have particular skills and abilities that are applicable to our work. We look forward to hearing from you!