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We are always accepting new volunteer applications! If you are interested in joining, fill out the New Haven Reads volunteer form online.

Volunteers are the soul of our organization. We now proudly count over 375 volunteers as part of our growing team. New Haven Reads welcomes support from volunteers across the community, but volunteers must be 16 or older.


Book Bank

Book Bank volunteers accept book donations, sort and shelve books, and fill book orders for pick up by community organizations and teachers. The minimum commitment is a two or three hour shift each week. Book lovers beware: you will find many books that you will want to take home.

Field Trips

Field trip volunteers work in pairs to help run the field trips program.  Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade classes from the greater New Haven area visit New Haven Reads, where they listen to a story and each student gets to choose five books to take home.  Volunteers read a story to the class and help students shop for books. Volunteers commit to at least one field trip per week to ensure that this program can thrive.

Weekly and Substitute Tutoring

We have more than 375 tutors who are volunteers from across the community. You don’t have to be a teacher to be a tutor! Our tutors are a diverse group of people yet all of them share in the commitment to helping our students succeed.  Tutors provide one-on-one reading instruction for students ages 6-18. We ask for a minimum commitment of an hour per week to become a weekly tutor. All materials and training are provided. Check out our tutoring video below for an overview of our tutoring program!

Tutor FAQ

Q: I’ve never tutored before. Can I become a tutor?
A: Yes! No special skills are required to become a tutor, just the ability to read and the desire to help our students succeed. Training is provided and site directors are always available to address a question or concern you may have while tutoring.

Q: Do I work with a different child every week?
A: Weekly tutors work with the same student each week.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A: Volunteers must be 15 or older. Younger volunteers can host a children’s book drive! Contact for more information.

Q: How many hours a week must I volunteer?
A: One hour a week or more!

Q:What do I do if I am unable to attend my tutoring session?
A: Contact your Site Director and let them know as soon as possible. Please give as much advance notice as possible.

Q: Am I allowed to meet with my student outside of the tutoring hour?
A: New Haven Reads does not condone volunteers meeting with students outside of NHR.




Book Bank

The New Haven Reads Community Book Bank receives and redistributes used books to area residents. Book Bank volunteers help visitors check out books, accept book donations, sort and shelve books, and keep the bookshelves in good order. Volunteers also box books for delivery to area organizations.

Book Bank FAQ

Q: I’ve never worked in a library or bookstore. Can I work in the Book Bank?
A: Yes! We provide all of the training you need to volunteer in the Book Bank. The only skills required are a love of books and the ability to lift small boxes of books.

Q: How many hours a week must I volunteer?
A: We ask all Book Bank volunteers to work one 3-hour shift per week.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A: Volunteers must be 15 years or older.




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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856