Ways to Volunteer

  • Literacy By 3

    Literacy by 3 is HISD’s approach to literacy is more than just a program or initiative—it’s a movement to turn around and end the literacy crisis in Houston. It starts by building a strong foundation in reading, writing, and speaking during the elementary years—ensuring every child is reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.

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  • Read Houston Read

    As a Read Houston Read volunteer, you can help a 1st grade child develop a love for reading by sharing a book with them. It only takes an hour of your time each week to instill a lifelong love of reading in a student. Connect with your student virtually this year to keep them engaged in reading, even at home. For more information: https://www.houstonisd.org/readhoustonread To register as an HISD volunteer: https://www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin http://houstonisd.org/voluntarios Please Note: If you are planning to volunteer in Read Houston Read, Real Men Read or Reading Roundup, please be sure to choose the program on your application under “Organizations

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  • Real Men Read

    Houston Real Men Read is a mentoring program in which gentlemen who are business and community members from across the greater Houston area volunteer one hour of their time once a month to read to students in third grade in HISD schools.

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  • Reading Round Up

    Through generous support from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, we saddled up with Region 4 Education Service Center to kick off a new volunteer-driven reading program, called Reading Roundup.

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  • Literacy

    Help students build a strong foundation in reading, writing, and speaking during the elementary years—ensuring every child is reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade.

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  • School Volunteerism

    Volunteer activities vary from school to school and volunteers can help with a wide variety of activities in many places in the school

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  • STEM

    Inspire and motivate K-12 students to pursue STEM careers by volunteering.

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  • Mentorship

    Volunteer as a positive role model and advocate for students who need guidance and opportunities for educational, social, and professional growth.

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