Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by volunteering as a special guest reader at an Oakland school! Students thrive when they see themselves and their classmates represented in the books that they read. Join in the city-wide appreciation of Asian Pacific American authors and illustrators from May 11 – 15, 2020.


Sign up coming soon! Please email osv@oaklandedfund.org with any questions.

If you are with a group of volunteers, please Contact Program Manager Lilly Smith to find the right opportunity and organize your special event.





To prepare for your star turn as a special guest reader, check out these resources:


• Get our tips for reading aloud to students and bonus tips from our partners at Tandem (and don’t miss the demo video on this page!)


•Recommended reading list coming soon!



We can help you host volunteers from the community or send staff to document other celebrations you might choose to host (examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity).


Sign up your school here. Deadline: April 11th, 2020. 


If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.​



Schools and volunteers, we hope you’ll share your Read-In photos and stories on social media using #OaklandReads and #ReadingIsPower!


Questions about the Read-In? Please email Oakland School Volunteers Program Manager Lilly Smith (lilly@oaklandedfund.org).


Thank you to our Read-In partners:

Read-In Roadmap: watch our read-aloud demo video!