SAG-AFTRA Foundation: Join BookPALS!

SAGAFTRA Foundation
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 help inspire a lifelong love of reading!

Click here to watch a short video about BookPALS.
Volunteers must be:

  • SAG-AFTRA or Actors Equity Association union members
  • Available during the school day to read 1 hour/week for at least 1 semester
  • Willing 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 the corps of dedicated BookPALS today.
Step one is to fill out our online application.
For more information and questions, contact Beverly Hill van Joolen, New England Literacy Program Manager, at or (781) 277-4891.


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