Reading Buddies commit to reading 30 minutes a week for the duration of the school year.

Supported by SBISD's Partnerships & Volunteer Programs office under READSBISD



To directly impact our students' early literacy, members of the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board studied volunteer-led tutoring programs across the district to identify best practices.

From this study, and in partnership with our Academics team, we are proud to launch the ReadSBISD Reading Buddies Program.

What is the goal?

To increase 2nd graders' literacy levels while developing a lifelong love of reading by providing the one-to-one support of a trained, caring adult volunteer.

Volunteer Commitment

Reading Buddies make a commitment to read with their student for 30 minutes each week for the duration of a school year. Training and resources are provided by SBISD.

Sign-Up to Read!

July 1, 2020 Update:

SBISD is not currently accepting applications to become a Reading Buddy. We look forward to sharing information on virtual volunteering opportunities soon.


Contact Abby Walker or Katie Redd 

713-251-2460 or