Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Read Aloud Volunteer

We temporarily paused our Read Aloud Sessions program in the 4th term of 2023. However, we are thrilled to announce that we will be relaunching the program in 2024 with renewed enthusiasm and a commitment to positively impacting children’s lives.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during our hiatus, and we can’t wait to have you back on board in 2024.

Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates on relaunch dates, training sessions, and exciting new developments.

Be part of our Read Aloud Sessions program and motivate children to develop a passion for reading. Our reading volunteers work with children aged 2 to 6 years. Volunteers read books to children either one-on-one or in a group. Our Read Aloud sessions run in hospitals, playgroups, or child care centres in Australia. Running learning activities, singing songs, and playing games can be part of the reading aloud sessions to stimulate reading skills in children.
  • Age: 18 +
  • 2 to 3 hours per week
  • Wear ROOP T-shirt
  • Working With Children Check
Become a Volunteer
Become a Volunteer
book driver ROOP 2023
book driver ROOP 2023

Book Driver Deliver

This role involves running book drives to sustain our pop-up-libraries program. Volunteers can use community organisations such as schools or rotary clubs to collect pre-loved books.
When you sign up for this program you will receive a Book Driver Kit.

Book requirements:

  • Own car
  • 2 to 3 hours per week
  • Collect and/or distribute books¬†
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Title: Becoming a Volunteer: Empowering Change Through "Reading Out of Poverty"

Volunteering is a powerful way to create a positive impact on the world, and there's no better cause to devote your time and energy to than "Reading Out of Poverty." This movement seeks to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty, providing opportunities for growth and learning through the simple act of reading. In this blog, we'll explore how you can become a volunteer in this inspiring mission and empower change.

Literacy is not just about reading words; it's about unlocking opportunities, expanding horizons, and building a stronger, more informed community. It's a foundation for success, and it's a right that every individual should have access to, regardless of their circumstances.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the "Reading Out of Poverty" movement. Their dedication, time, and passion are the driving force behind the initiative's success. As a volunteer, you can play a crucial role in the following ways:

1. Sharing Your Love for Reading: If you have a deep passion for books and reading, sharing this enthusiasm can be contagious. You can inspire others to discover the joy of reading.

2. Tutoring and Mentorship: Many literacy programs require volunteers to work directly with individuals who need assistance with their reading skills. You can become a mentor or tutor, helping learners of all ages on their journey toward literacy.

3. Donating Books: As a volunteer, you can organize book drives or donate your gently used books to organizations that provide reading materials to underserved communities.

4. Fundraising and Advocacy: Volunteers can also support the cause through fundraising efforts or advocacy. You can help raise awareness, advocate for policy changes that support literacy, or participate in events and campaigns.

How to Get Involved: Research Local Opportunities: Start by researching local organizations and literacy programs that need volunteers. They may include schools, libraries, literacy nonprofits, and community centers.

Contact Literacy Organizations: Reach out to these organizations to express your interest in volunteering. They can provide you with information on their volunteer programs and the roles they need to be filled.

Join Book Drives: Participate in or organize book drives to collect reading materials that can be distributed to those in need.

Participate in Literacy Events: Attend literacy events, seminars, or conferences to network with like-minded individuals and gain insights into effective literacy strategies.

The Impact of Volunteering: Volunteering for "Reading Out of Poverty" is not just about teaching individuals to read; it's about opening doors to better opportunities, improved health, and greater life prospects. As a volunteer, you become a catalyst for change, helping individuals and communities reach their full potential through the transformative power of literacy.

Becoming a volunteer in the "Reading Out of Poverty" movement is a commitment to building a better future. It's a dedication to helping individuals escape the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Whether you're tutoring a child, collecting books, or advocating for policy changes, your efforts as a volunteer have the potential to change lives and empower lasting positive change. So, join the mission and be the change you wish to see in the world through the power of reading.


Give your time to help disadvantaged children in Australia become literate.
In 50 words or less, please share why you are passionate about volunteering? and
How your unique experience and skills can make a meaningful impact?