A United Through Reading volunteer stands behind a table laid out with books. Two adults and two children and looking at the book selection.

The important work of UTR is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, talents, and skill levels.  Join our team of volunteers today and support local military families in your community.

Our main areas of volunteer activities fall under the following five categories.  However, our needs change and evolve, so please fill out a volunteer interest form to be added to our volunteer email list for the most current information.

Opportunity Descriptions

Attending Events

Represent United Through Reading at an event on a military installation or in the community.   At these events, our volunteers provide information to military families. They may or may not help the service members, and Veterans make their videos and select books appropriate for the children receiving the video. Exact responsibilities are event dependent.

Recording Site

Service members, Veterans, and those who work with them help establish a recording site where service members and Veterans can make video recordings. They also help publicize the site and assist as needed.

Social Media Ambassador

Share about United Through Reading on your personal social media channels. Prepackaged posts will be provided through #UTRambassador emails, in addition to training and guidelines to help people create posts that engage readers and encourage them to support the mission of UTR.

Hosting a Fundraiser or Virtual Book Drive

Help keep service members and Veterans connected to the important children in their lives by hosting a fundraiser or virtual book drive for United Through Reading.

Storybank Recorder

Service members and Veterans can use the UTR App to make a recording and have it added to the App Storybank for the UTR App community to view, in addition to video story recordings from their loved ones.


Want to Volunteer?

If you’d like to volunteer, please complete our volunteer form.