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Volunteer at Page Ahead

Page Ahead relies heavily on volunteer support. More than 400 volunteers contributed over 4,000 hours last year. A Page Ahead staff member helps volunteers to quickly find the kind of work that best suits their time and talents.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Board and Committee Membership

Play an active role in the management and decision-making of Page Ahead. Board members serve a three-year term that requires five to ten hours a month - including participating in one or more committees. Committee members focus on a particular area of planning and decision-making for the agency. Their commitment is annual and requires about five hours each month. Learn more about Page Ahead's Board of Directors.

Organize Virtual Book Drive

Whether your group is a business, alumni association, student or youth group, a faith-based organization, or simply a group of neighbors helping neighbors, Page Ahead’s charity profile is a great team-building tool that will work for you. Design your own page and invite friends, colleagues and other like-minded groups across the state or right next door to give kids in need the chance to read. It's an easy, efficient and FUN way to donate to Page Ahead. Get started now! - See more at: Support Page Ahead Online

Staff a Special Event

Page Ahead produces two kinds of events. We host fundraising events throughout the year that require volunteer assistance. We also hold public book drives at events such as Mariners games. Volunteers can be involved on many levels - from planning and preparation to execution and follow-through. Commitment varies and most hours are evenings and weekends.

Office Support

Volunteers provide support to our staff located at our Seattle office. They range from weekly volunteers who perform data entry and various projects to occasional volunteers who assist with fundraising preperations. Office Volunteers working during our office hours Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM. The number of hours worked varies greatly from a few hours a week to a few hours every month.

Story Time Volunteer

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to read to children in preschools and kindergartens. Activities, finger plays, and songs supplement and enrich the stories. Training is provided and schools are located throughout Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Spokane counties. Volunteers can choose a weekly, bimonthly or monthly schedule and must commit for a full school calendar year. Volunteers must enjoy interacting with children and be comfortable "in the spotlight." Volunteers must agree to a background check.

For our Story Time Readers who want to review the 7 Important ways to Engage Children with Print and Drawing Attention to Print- Here are some resources for reviewing and watching. Please check them out!
Monthly Newsletter Contributor

Do you love writing? Then you would be a perfect fit as a Page Ahead Chapters Newsletter Contributor. We are always on the look out for new articles for our monthly online newsletter. Contact us for more information.

Web Designer
Page Ahead's website is a very important resource for our organization and one of the main ways we communicate our message. Our website acts as both a community resource and a funding development tool. Teachers, social service agencies, preschool teachers, the public, and supporters all regularly use our website. We are always looking to update the content, add features, and clean up the templates. Currently, our website is a mixture of CSS/html and php managed in Dreamweaver, but we would be open to moving to another format. We are hoping to move to a CMS, so expertise with CMS options and migration would be greatly appreciated. The volunteer position could be project-oriented or long-term, depending upon the volunteer's availability and goals. To learn how you can help, contact us.

Current and past Volunteers of the Year