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Volunteer Nation Live Event

Register today for Volunteer Nation Live Event - Learn from the Pros: Literature Team Panel Discussion on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 3pm ET.
This event gives you an opportunity to meet the team and get an audiobook professional’s perspective.  We have two Voice-over artists joining the panel discussion and that will give you a chance to learn from the won’t want to miss this great event! 
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Spotlight on Dyslexia

A Full Day of Virtual Professional Learning

Earn Up to 16 CE Certificates, Co-hosted by

Spotlight on Dyslexia is back again for its fourth year! Join us on Friday, June 7, 2019 for a full day of professional learning, featuring 16 experts in the fields of dyslexia, assistive technology and neuroscience.

Keynote speaker Dr. Maryanne Wolf.
  • Hear the latest neuroscience around dyslexia and reading.
  • Communicate with teachers and school administrators with more confidence.
  • Better understand students at every stage of their K-12 educational journey.
Even if you don't want to attend, share this event with educators and parents you know...they will thank you.
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Student Success: The Journey Begins

"Every day I see students who have lost faith in themselves, but I also let them know that I believe in them.  That is where their journey begins." Meet Reading Specialist Katherine York who works with students at Walt Whitman Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia, and her student Tristan who has just completed his first book ever, Swing, by Kwame Alexander, and his plans to read more!  
A Message to Tristan:
Check out a message to Tristan from Michael Burgess, narrator of Swing, acknowledging Tristan’s great accomplishment and encouraging him to continue his quest for great books about subjects he’s interested in.

Update: Building Books for Student Success

We did it! We raised over $100,000 thanks to you and your efforts. Now that our Volunteer Nation is 100% virtual more funds raised can help expand our reach and provide access to even more students who have a learning difference such as dyslexia and/or visual impairment. Thanks a bunch and stay up-to-date on how your time, talent and treasure impact the lives of struggling readers. 

Tech Tips - Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts chat messages are still the best way to get immediate responses to your questions about training. It's also a great way to see who else is involved in volunteering with you. You'll be using chat functionality frequently in book production so take the time to get acquainted.
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"Log Hours" Update! New Assignments

There have been some new updates to the Volunteer Portal. From this week onwards, when you visit the Log Hours page and log on to add your volunteer hours, there will some changes to the list of volunteer assignments. Learn More.

Employers Match Volunteer Hour Donations

Employer Match
Did you know? Your employer might match your volunteer hours with a donation to Learning Ally.  That means for every hour you help produce audiobooks for students who struggle to read, your company will make a financial contribution. *Retirees Included!*

Find out if your employer matches volunteer hours

Come back and join our Volunteer Nation

Do you have ample time on your hands and want to come back?  Join Us!  Here are the current volunteer opportunities that you can participate in from the comfort of your home.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Do you have a friendly voice? Use your voice talent to bring juvenile fiction books to life! If you have subject area expertise, we also record high school and college level textbooks. Auditions required.


Do you love audiobooks? You could be a good “Listener” for Learning Ally. Help us deliver a positive audiobook experience for students. Highlight issues with fluency and tone, mispronunciations and audio quality.

Quality Assurance

Do you love technology? In the final step of the audiobook creation process, you will be playing back our books just like our students, and checking for anything that interferes with an enjoyable reading experience.

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