Application to Become a Read Aloud Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Denver Public Library Read Aloud Program. If you haven't already, please read the program details and volunteer requirements.

IMPORTANT! If you are selected to become a volunteer, you agree to meet all of the following requirements and expectations:

  • Complete a Background Notification, Release and Authorization​ form.
  • Volunteer during school hours in a classroom setting, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Commit to volunteer for at least 14 and up to 30 weeks a year.
  • Read to preschoolers aged 3-5.
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation.
  • Maintain a library account in good standing.
  • Attend refresher training once every three years.
  • Communicate with Read Aloud staff by reading and responding to emails.
  • Add developmentally beneficial activities into storytime such as singing, sharing rhymes, and dancing along with reading aloud books.
  • Participation in the program will depend on classroom availability and willingness to read at a school that is not close to your ideal location.
  • Priority will be given to volunteers interested in the Southwest and Far Northeast part of the city where we have the greatest need this year.

We will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your Read Aloud Application.

Your full address
If you would like to read close to a location other than your home address (i.e. your work), enter the address below
Alternate address
Would you feel comfortable providing a storytime in Spanish?
In which area/s of the city can you arrive to read?
By submitting this form, I agree to all requirements and expectations detailed at the top of this page