Are you ready to connect with students by joining a classroom to read a book and share about your life, career, and experiences?

To be a READ UNITED volunteer, you need to be willing to:

  • Read in a K-2nd grade classroom
  • Commit 30-minutes per week for four weeks
  • Travel to an Elkhart, LaGrange, or Noble County elementary school


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READ UNITED Volunteer testimonial:

Esra’s 2nd grade student reading buddy bolts down the hallway as soon as he sees him.

“Suddenly the worries and stresses in my life go out the window,” says Esra. “Volunteering and seeing the work that United Way is doing from the inside has been remarkable and I am honored to be able to add to the work that is happening in our community.”

“When I sit back and think about how many other volunteers are doing the same work alongside me, the impact is immeasurable. Our students aren’t just becoming better readers, they are learning confidence, critical thinking, problem solving, and the list goes on and on.”

“My husband and I LOVE being plugged into all of the wonderful, positive things happening and are looking forward to starting a family someday soon. I am so thankful to know that someday my children and all of their peers will have access to the programs that United Way is establishing.”



Classroom Sponsorship at $150

Provides books, training, and resources for the volunteer and classroom

School Sponsorship starting at $1500

Provides books, training, and resources for all K-2nd grade classrooms. Plus, reserved volunteer positions, branding lift, and more.



For additional information regarding volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Jill Yoder, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

574.295.1650 -