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*If you are a new volunteer, please read the Volunteer Requirements below.  All requirements must be completed in order to volunteer at our Saturday Reading Program.  As we work with children, it is necessary for us to conduct a background screening process.

RSVP by clicking on the link where you wish to volunteer:
500 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Taken on February 4, 2017 (Click photo to enlarge).

Jackson Elementary School
593 W. Woodbury Road, Altadena, CA 91001
Taken on February 4, 2017 (Click photo to enlarge).



Do you have an interest in working with kids?  Would you like to inspire in others a love of reading?  Do you have special skills, knowledge or talent that incorporates any aspect of literacy and that you'd like to share with our students?  If so, come out and volunteer with KRS!  Our volunteer sessions are held monthly, usually the first Saturdays of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 500 E. Villa (STARS) and Jackson Elementary School.

New Volunteer Requirements

1.  New volunteers must first complete an online application here.  (If you are unable to access the online application, you may download a PDF version of the application, fill it out and email it to us at  However, completing the online application is highly preferred.)

2.  Provide a valid form of identification (e.g., student ID if you are a junior or high school student; state identification card or driver's license for all others) at your first volunteer session.

3.  Attend a short volunteer orientation.  Sign-in for the Saturday reading program begins at 8:20 a.m. The new volunteer orientation will be at 8:45 a.m.

4.  New volunteers are asked to read these two volunteer orientation handouts prior to attending a Saturday reading program:

Volunteering as a Group

KRS is grateful for the support of the many  groups who have expressed an interest in helping us inspire children with a love of reading.  For more information on volunteering as a group, please read this handout.

Volunteering as a Guest Speaker

KRS welcomes volunteers to serve as guest speakers on any interesting topic that incorporates literacy (which is, pretty much, anything!).   Guest speakers often lead our kids in a variety of interactive and fun projects.  Past projects include executing upon a science module, following a recipe, reading music, creating art, writing poetry, acting out a script, and taking part in a mock trial.  KRS' speakers comes from all walks of life and include government officials, journalists, musicians, athletes, chefs, authors, legal professionals, law enforcement, bankers, entertainment industry executives, and much more!  For more information and guidelines on serving as a guest speaker, please read this handout.