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 close the literacy achievement gap. You CAN make a difference for two 2nd-grade students with just 1 hour a week during the school day. ARISE2Read will provide the training and materials for you to engage in a fun protocol, helping young students improve their foundational literacy skills. If you have a heart to serve, we NEED you!


New and Returning Volunteers


Attend a training

There are no training dates scheduled at this time.


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 after school Bible clubs.

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. 

Got Questions?

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.