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Volunteer Nation Live Event

Register Today! Select for Success: How Book and Narrator Selection Change Students' Lives on  July 23rd @ 3:00 pm EDT.  
This webinar gives detailed information about our book selection process: who requests the books, the priorities we need to work with, and how the final decision is made around what to record each month.  We will also cover how we cast each literature book so the voice and book are a good match, as well as all that happens in pre and post-production. We will connect this content with the impact on our students and the importance of making useful high-quality audiobooks for our students.  
Register Today!

Volunteer Recognition

Books Completed in May 2019
Our amazing volunteers completed 29 Textbooks and 74 books in their respective communities, please see the titles and the volunteers who contributed to their audio version.

Here is a list of our newly published audiobooks!

Textbook Community

Literature Community

Volunteer featured on NBC 5 Chicago

92 year old Learning Ally volunteer Dr. Bernie Strauss, appeared on NBC 5 Chicago on an interview about his volunteer experience.
The segment highlights the retired geneticist who narrates science textbooks that help support struggling readers. Daniela is a Learning Ally member who is a senior majoring in Microbiology and has used the books recorded by Dr. Strauss and other volunteers and she attributes her academic success to human narrated audiobooks.
Spotlight on Dyslexia

Virtual Professional Learning

Earn Up to 16 CE Certificates, Co-hosted by

With over 1,600 registrants, over 400 attendees on the live day event, and many more attendees afterward, our Spotlight on Dyslexia conference continues to be a successful day of professional learning!
The conference is now available on-demand until September 30th, and you can still register, participate and earn up to 16 continuing education certificates. 

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.
Learn More

Meet the Staff: Kevin Ziegler

Digital Audio Coordinator with Learning Ally, Kevin is in charge of QC (Quality Control).  He handles everything "post" production, to ensure that our students are receiving the best quality audiobooks. Eager to find out what happens after an audio book is narrated?  Read More.

"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 be 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 or Refer a Friend to 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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