“When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.”

-Christopher Morley

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Reading Mentor! Our application process is simple. Here’s how it works: 

  1. Complete the application and code of conduct on this page. 
  2. Watch for an email from our Volunteer Manager with information on completing the required background check.
  3. Complete your background check, and email our Volunteer Manager.  

Have questions about the application process? Email our Volunteer Manager.

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Applicant Information

Full Name

Date Of Birth


Contact Details




Employer Details (if applicable)

Emergency Contact


Volunteer Information


School District

Volunteer Frequency:

Volunteer Availability

Volunteer Skills


How did you hear about us?

Volunteer Notes

Shared Volunteer: If you and a friend or colleague are sharing a student for the school year, please provide their name and contact information below. Both volunteers need to complete this online application and background screening.


Criminal History

* Ever been convicted of a crime other than a traffic violation? Yes No
* Any felony or misdemeanor? Yes No
* Any DUI/DWI? Yes No
* Is your driver’s license suspended? Yes No
* Any felony, misdemeanor or municipal charges pending against you?
Yes No
* Have there ever been allegations, complaints or reports regarding your involvement in child abuse or neglect? Yes No
If you answered yes, please provide the date, description, and explanation of each incident


Please list two references of people who know you well, other than relatives, preferably people you have worked for in either a paid or volunteer capacity.

First Reference


Second Reference


Applicant Authorization and Agreement

I declare that all the statements I have made on this application are true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any omissions or misstatements made by me on this application may be cause for my application to be declined or volunteer placement to be terminated. I understand that all information, including driver’s license, criminal background, and child abuse/neglect records and sex offender registry, will be verified and hereby consent to such verification. You have my permission to contact my employer. I understand that the school district, at its sole and complete discretion, may accept or decline this application without providing me any reasons for the decision. I agree to receive periodic communications from Lead to Read KC.

* I have read and agree to Lead to Read Code of Conduct
* Applicant Signature (Checking this checkbox is equivalent to your handwritten signature)