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Pepperdine Volunteer Center

Volunteer Opportunities: Ongoing Programs

America Reads

WHAT IS AMERICA READS? The America Reads Challenge started as a national initiative to ensure that every child in the United States reads well and independently by the end of third grade.

WHERE DO I FIT IN? Students earn their work-study award assisting children in Malibu elementary schools that need help with their reading levels. Hours are flexible, but a regularly weekly commitment for the entire school year is required.

Students must also have transportation to get to and from their partner schools. All majors are welcome to serve and no experience is necessary. Training sessions will equip you with the skills needed to mentor young readers in the classroom.

Contact the Pepperdine Volunteer Center at (310) 506-4143 for additional information.