Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Reach Out and Read at CHOP!

Please use this form to express interest in applying to become a Reach Out and Read volunteer, and we will contact you to discuss next steps.

If you are a new user, please make a note of your password. You will use this email address and password to access our volunteer portal. Interview and Orientation sign-ups are completed through the volunteer portal.


Reach Out and Read Volunteer Program Information

  • Some of CHOP's Primary Care Centers have Reach Out and Read (ROR), a national pediatric early literacy program. In exam rooms, during the newborn through 5-year-old well visits, ROR medical providers (primary care physicians and nurse practitioners) incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud, early relational health and language development and giving brand-new, culturally, linguistically, and age-appropriate books to the young patients.
  • In the waiting room at some Reach Out and Read (ROR) sites, volunteers are needed to engage children of any age and families with books and reading aloud. Volunteers also offer families to choose a donated gently used children's book to take home and keep.
  • Volunteers are 18 years and older. 
  • Volunteers make a commitment of volunteering a 1-3 hour fixed weekly shift for 12 months.