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Our volunteers serve as positive literacy role models for adults and youth.

BOOKSTORE Volunteer Application

LITERACY Volunteer Application

Each year, REACH Literacy gives away thousands of engaging, high-quality books to schools and non-profits across the Sioux Empire. Our REACH a TEACHER Grants help Elementary and Middle School teachers build their classroom libraries. 


REACH a READER bookstore needs volunteers to help with sales, customers, displays, book inventory, checking in donations, and general store upkeep. Volunteers must be able to lift 10 pounds, be able to learn a simple cash register system, answer phones, make change, and greet and help customers. 


We are currently looking for volunteers to work in our bookstore who can commit to at least, one, 3-hour shift a week, on a regular basis. 


If you are interested, please fill out the application below.

Dedicated volunteers are essential to helping us fulfill our mission to provide literacy instruction and experiences for adult and youth readers. We have opportunities for volunteers to work with both individuals and small groups.

Our Everyday English programs are designed for adults who are learning English as a Second Language. They may already speak or understand basic English, but desire to increase their confidence speaking and communicating in English for personal or employment-related reasons. We are in need of compassionate individuals to give 1.5 - 3 hours a week to help facilitate small group discussions, answer questions, and interact with participants.

Our BEE a Reader programs pair volunteers to read with emerging and struggling readers via Zoom. These consistent, positive interactions aim to help strengthen student confidence in their reading abilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to meeting for approximately 45 minutes, once a week, during the school day, at various times throughout the school year.

Literacy program volunteers must be:

  • dependable and prompt

  • able to consistently volunteer 1-3 hours a week

  • able to relate well to a variety of people

  • non-discriminatory and inclusive

  • have good reading and writing skills

  • flexible and friendlypatient and encouraging

  • past educational background is helpful but not required.

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