SMART Reader

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We’re looking for Volunteer Readers for the SMART Reading program at Ocean Crest Elementary School. SMART provides personalized reading sessions and books to keep to help foster a love of reading! This is a great volunteer opportunity with a commitment of 1 hour per week and prior training. For more information, visit or call 541-266-7476.

As a Volunteer Reader, you will: 

  • Read with individual children or entire classrooms in an elementary school or PreK program (in-person or virtually). 
  • Work alongside the Volunteer Site Coordinator (the lead  volunteer) to provide a positive environment for students  served by SMART Reading. 
  • Attend a one-hour training and receive ongoing support.
  • Complete required documentation during the reading  sessions. 
  • Follow all SMART Reading safety policies, including any safety policies required by our site partners.
  • Network with other community members who are invested  in the future of their local communities. 
  • Assist children in choosing books to keep for building their  own libraries! 


A Site Coordinator is also needed, if you are interested in a volunteer leadership position please call Christine Jones at 541-266-7476

Other Important Details

If you can agree to the four statements below, we would love to have YOU join us as a SMART Reading volunteer!

If you can’t make a consistent commitment, contact your local SMART Reading office to learn more about other opportunities to get involved.
Yes, I will follow all safety policies and procedures, including those related to COVID-19.
Culturally Affirming*
Yes, I can provide a positive and culturally affirming environment for a child of any race, ethnicity, family structure, home language, gender identity and expression, or religion.
Yes, I can make a commitment to show up for each scheduled reading session during the school year, with only occasional exceptions.
Commitment to FUN!*
Yes, my goal is to have fun reading with a child, rather than to teach or tutor.

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