Welcome to Reading Pals Paradise

Keep scrolling down to view the volunteer application.

Our Process

Simple-to-use reading materials will guide you and your student through a full range of topics and engaging stories. A mix of non-fiction and fictional books will be provided to you and your student to explore each week. With three-simple steps, the Reading Pals lesson plan is a recipe for success! 

Reading 1-on-1 has never been so easy! Each school has a dedicated classroom on campus, designed to create a harmonious reading environment. On-site classroom teachers will supply you with ample reading advice, encouragement and students to read with throughout your volunteer experience. Volunteers will read with two students, one at a time, for thirty-minutes each. All Reading Pals students attend twice per week with a dedicated volunteer.

Reading Pals is an engaged community program, bridging the gap between public schools and the citizens of our community. Our students, schools and outcomes are improved by your commitment. You naturally offer a different perspective and supply students with a broader view of their community. With your help, we are able to shine light on individual students, accessing their greater potential for learning. 

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

Need assistance signing up? eMail Meredith Solomon: readingpalsparadise@gmail.com or call (530) 588-0119

Apply Online

Getting started is simple. Fill out the brief form below and let us know your availability so that we can connect you with a student on our waiting list.

District Screening

After we receive your application, the volunteer coordinator will send you an email containing information on how to make an appointment with the school district to be vetted.


We will walk you through our 3-step lesson plan and introduce a few literacy tips during an hour long group orientation at the end of September. An online invitation to the orientation with details to follow.


Paradise Volunteer Application

Contact Information

Please fill in your personal information so that our coordinators can contact you.


Please select a school preference and/or times you could be available. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to confirm available times.