My Home Library Events
Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

Region 4 Education Service Center, April 26th and 27th

Please join us as we help students build their home libraries! The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation has developed My Home Library, an online application which enables children from low-income households to create a wish list of books to start their own home library. On April 26th, volunteer roles will include unloading and sorting boxes of books. On April 27th, volunteers will be sorting over 24,000 books into bags for children.



Read Houston Read

Varies by School

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD’s Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child’s life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Houston children!




Kid's Reading Room

Varies by Location

Do you enjoy spending time reading with elementary children? Volunteers will be reading with our students in underprivileged Spring Branch apartment communities. We promote literacy and instill the love of reading by setting up libraries in apartments and by reading with students. Reading is made FUN! The Kids' Reading Room is located in 5 apartment communities.


1. Previous experience in tutoring / mentoring / education is not a requirement but a plus.

2. A background check is required to complete on your first day of attendance. A $16 donation to process is encouraged.

3. Complete orientation training on your first day of volunteering



Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Build a friendship with a Little


Millions of children in the United States face adversity. Children who have positive role models are more likely to succeed than those who do not. Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring services are proven to help children overcome adversity and beat the odds. We are currently looking for more Bigs to remove the 900 children on our waiting list. Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is simply about building a friendship. Whether spending time out in the community or in a school setting.

Spring "i" The Guy


Our Ambassadors acts as a support to teachers in the classroom while making a direct impact on the lives of at-risk students. As an Ambassador, you ’ll play a significant role in combating our community’s literacy crisis. Join us in helping students meet their academic needs and strengthen their confidence in learning. Help us show students that anyone can be a writer!