BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a signature literacy program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is looking for union performers to become volunteer readers for children in Title I public elementary school classrooms.

You can inspire a lifelong love of reading in children! Click here to watch a short video about the BookPALS program. 

BookPALS volunteers must be:

• SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity Association union members.

• Available during the school day to read one hour per week for at least one semester.

• Able to attend a New Readers Workshop and occasional check-ins.

• Genuinely interested in youth development.

• Practiced in the art of storytelling.

• Consistent and reliable.

Join BookPALS today. Step one is to fill out our online application. For more information and questions, contact Natalie Rogers, Florida Literacy Program Manager, at or (321) 229-0638.



Help Center

On-Set Emergency

On-Set Emergency: (844) 723-3773

Help Center

How can we help? Call, chat with a rep, get answers to FAQs or send us an email.