Volunteer Opportunities

Our fantastic network of volunteers has helped us achieve incredible results! We have hundreds of volunteers around the world who are self-directed, highly motivated, and passionate about promoting education in the developing world. We are always looking for energetic individuals who are interested in raising awareness and funds for Room to Read and the work we do.

Interested in volunteering?

1. Fill out the Volunteer Form. This will enable us to match your skills and interests with available volunteer opportunities. Please note that we are unable to respond to each individual volunteer inquiry but you will be placed on our volunteer email list. Additionally, if there is a chapter in your area, you will also be added to the chapter volunteer list.

2. Check out some ways to get involved below. Be sure to follow the instructions for each opportunity presented below.

Get Involved

The positions listed below will allow you to significantly contribute to Room to Read, gain valuable skills, and get to know our amazing staff! The positions require a minimum 2-3 month commitment and 10-20 hours a week of service. If you're looking for paid positions, please see our Career Opportunities page.

Volunteer or Intern in a Room to Read Office

Volunteering or interning in the office at Room to Read is a great way to support our mission. Our volunteer positions will allow you to significantly contribute to Room to Read, gain valuable skills, and get to know our amazing staff. Please check below for available opportunities.

Please click here if you are interested in our Internship Opportunities.

Introduce Room to Read to a foundation, corporation or publisher that might be interested in supporting our work

Do you have connections within a corporation or foundation that might be interested in funding our work? Can you introduce Room to Read to a publisher that would be interested in supporting us? If so, be sure to include this information in the Volunteer Form. One of our staff members will respond to you if there is a potential partnership.

Help out at a chapter event

Our chapters organize regular events and rely on the support of Room to Read volunteers to make the event successful. Learn more about our chapters on our Chapters page. If there is a chapter in your area, chapter leaders will be in touch via email for any potential volunteering opportunities.

Organize a Fundraising Appeal or Event

Are you running a marathon and want to raise money for Room to Read? In lieu of gifts for your birthday or wedding, are you asking guests to make donations to Room to Read? Check out our Friends Asking Friends page and create your own webpage and fundraising campaign!

Arrange a read-a-thon at your child's school or your Book Club to raise money for Room to Read.

Read-a-thons are an excellent way to involve your child's school. Read more about how to do a read-a-thon on our Students Helping Students page.

Personalized Fundraising

We challenge our communities to co-invest with us -- we hope you can do the same

Create your own fundraising campaign

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