Become A Literacy Mentor With RIF Pittsburgh's Everybody Wins!



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


Do you have one hour a week to spend with a child? Consider becoming an Everybody Wins! volunteer!

  • Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh is currently seeking volunteers for its Everybody Wins! Program. This school-based literacy mentoring program pairs 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students with a caring adult to build a meaningful relationship while sharing good books, conversation, and other literacy related activities for one hour a week. These consistent one-on-one experiences increase a child’s opportunity for success, both academically and in life.

When you read with a child - Everybody Wins!

  • Children win by experiencing the joy of reading in a fun, stress-free environment. Each week students have the opportunity to build a relationship with their “Reading Buddy” and spend time reading or engaging in other literacy-related activities. By combining books with the power of a positive, consistent relationship, Everybody Wins! sets children on a path towards a life-long love of reading and learning.
  • Volunteers win by building a fulfilling relationship with a child, sharing a love of reading, and experiencing the big impact a small commitment can make. Our Everybody Wins! mentors do not provide tutoring, but instead provide their time and energy to explore literacy with students through shared, relaxed reading experiences.
  • Educators win by gaining both support for their work in the classroom and another resource for achieving their academic and behavioral goals for students.
  • Companies and organizations win by providing a well-managed, fulfilling volunteer opportunity for their employees and members that reflects their investment in the local community.

Volunteers are currently needed to read with students at Pittsburgh King (North Side), Allegheny Traditional Academy (North Side), Pittsburgh Weil (Hill District), Pittsburgh Faison (Homewood) and Pittsburgh Arlington (South Side) for one hour, just once a week.

All volunteers must obtain their Child Abuse, Criminal History, and FBI clearances.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Interested? Visit our website: and sign up or email: for more information.