Reach Out and Read Volunteers

Our Reach Out and Read sites need adult volunteers. Reach Out and Read reading volunteers are based in the doctor’s office waiting room and engage a child or children of any age with books and reading aloud. In addition, volunteers model for parents the pleasures and techniques of reading aloud.

Reach Out and Read reading volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly shift for one or more hours for at least three consecutive months. CHOP’s Reach Out and Read program prefers to place one volunteer per shift since it is difficult to predict how many children will be in a waiting room at the primary care doctor’s office.

Interested in becoming a Reach Out and Read volunteer reader? Please call 215-590-5989. Thank you so much for your interest in Reach Out and Read.

The opportunities listed below are subject to change.

Reach Out and Read volunteer locations and shifts

CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center

4865 Market Street, West Philadelphia (48th and Market)

Volunteer Options:
Monday - Thursday: Mornings
Wednesday - Thursday: Afternoons
Monday - Thursday: Evenings

CHOP Primary Care, Coatesville

495 Highlands Blvd. Suite 100, Coatesville, PA 19320

Volunteer Options:
Wednesday - Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CHOP Primary Care, Cobbs Creek

225 Cobbs Creek Parkway, West Philadelphia (63rd and Locust)

Volunteer Options:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.*

CHOP Primary Care, Kennett Square

891 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Volunteer Options:
Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

CHOP Primary Care, North Hills

795 E. Marshall St., Suite 301-307, West Chester, PA 19380

Volunteer Options:
Wednesday - Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CHOP Primary Care, South Philadelphia

1930 S. Broad Street, 2nd Floor, South Philadelphia (Broad and Passyunk)

Volunteer Options:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.*
Friday: 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CHOP Primary Care, Salem Road

2006 Salem Road, Burlington Township, NJ, 08016

Volunteer Options:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.*
Friday: 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

*Last shift ends around 6 p.m.