Get Involved

Join the Work

It will take all of us in our communities to lock arms together to improve the educational outcomes for our children. How can you make a difference? Check out the opportunities below:


Volunteer to help
2nd-graders become great readers


Spread the good news of the Gospel at our after-school Bible clubs

Financial Support

Donations go a long way in supporting programming for our students


Make a Difference

Our mission at ARISE2Read is to facilitate one-to-one connections with students to improve their literacy skills, provide faith-based support in after-school clubs, and work together to make our community a better place.


To realize our vision of a community where every child is literate, feels valued, and can realize their God-given potential.

New and Returning Volunteers


Get Involved

This school year will soon come to an end so there are no training sessions scheduled at this time. That doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in upcoming special events or training for the 2024-2025 school year! Please let us know if you are interested in getting involved with ARISE2Read by completing this brief form:

Get Involved

Give the gift that lasts a lifetime – an education!


Complete a MSCS background check application

NOTE: All volunteers are required to complete a background check.

If you are serving in Memphis-Shelby County Schools, please complete this application:

Memphis Shelby County Schools Background Check Application

(this application is required annually for all volunteers serving in a Memphis-Shelby County School)


Not in Shelby County and want to bring ARISE2Read to youR schools?


ARISE2Read’s greatest desire is for children to be able to read the Word of God and enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. See how you can get involved through one of our A2R Evangelism programs.

Financial Support


financial support

ARISE2Read is a 501(c)(3) that relies on donations to fund our work. Our small staff is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of the students we serve. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers throughout our community. ARISE2Read provides all the materials our volunteers need to serve their students in our partner schools. In addition, ARISE2Read provides 10 brand-new books each year for ALL 2nd graders in our schools to ensure children in low-income communities have access to books in the home. 

Learn How To Get Involved

All it takes is one hour a week to help change a child’s life!

Many Thanks to Our Amazing Volunteers!

Still Have Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We are proud to partner with Volunteer Odyssey to connect volunteers in Memphis with service opportunities that enrich our lives and our community.