Become a Reading Mentor

Become a Reading Mentor with Lead to Read KC. It’s the easiest, most meaningful volunteer experience in Kansas City.  

Lead to Read KC reading sessions take place once a week in elementary classrooms. You donate a lunch hour—no evenings or weekends! Watch this KMBC 9 News interview to learn more.  

You can choose from a variety of volunteer options: Read once a week, partner with a friend or colleague to share a student and alternate sessions, or become a “Flextra” and attend as often as your schedule permits to read with a student whose weekly volunteer needs to miss a session. 

Ready to join Kansas City’s largest literacy volunteer corps? Here’s what to do:

  • Review our reading session schedule to find the time and location that work best for you:
  • Apply online.
  • Watch for an email from Lead to Read KC with information about next steps, including completing the required background check.
  • Complete an online training session in 15 minutes or less.
  • Get paired with a student at a school near your home or office.

Have questions about the application process? Contact us.

Want to enhance or refresh your skills as a Reading Mentor? Check out these awesome resources for Reading Mentors.