June 21st – 24th, 2022
Every year, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ Literature Read-In Week with books! This year is our 5th annual event! We are offering both in-person and virtual opportunities for schools to celebrate with volunteer read-alouds. Interested in joining us for this event? Please review details below – once you register, we will send more detailed instructions and introductions to school staff.
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We are happy to be able to welcome back in-person volunteers for our annual read-in series! *New this year – all in-person volunteers must submit proof of vaccination against COVID19 and sign a waiver ahead of visiting a school site. Click the button below to navigate to our one-time volunteer webpage. There, please complete the registration. Once you register, we will email you a password-protected webpage where you can select the shift that’s right for you! Thank you in advance for jumping through these hoops with us to keep everyone safe!
Have you already registered before? Check your email for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have sent you this webpage at least once if you’re already registered.
We will invite you to call into an in-person class over Zoom. The Zoom session will be facilitated by the Oakland Public Education Fund. Once you log in, we will add you to a breakout room to read-aloud to a class. You will be projected as a ready on the big screen while students are in the classroom. We recommend that you read aloud an eBook so that you can share your screen as you’re reading for students to follow along. You can rent an eBook from the Oakland Public Library Here. Below are the available shifts for virtual volunteers at this time.
We do not anticipate as many virtual requests for readers as in-person. If you’re comfortable volunteering in-person, please follow the instructions above and we will have more options for you.
Want to go above and beyond?
If you’d like to empower future, in-person read-ins, please consider:
- Selecting a book from our recommended reading list and mail it to the office:
- Oakland School Volunteers c/o The Oakland Public Education Fund
- P.O. Box 71005 | Oakland, CA 94612
- Donate to Oakland School Volunteers
Questions about the Read-In?
Please email the Oakland School Volunteers Program Manager at email@example.com.