Future Ready Columbus values people willing to share their time and talents to ensure every child reaches their potential. Whether you are an individual, a college intern, a school group, a civic group, or a company, we have various volunteer opportunities for you to become involved in our community. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and willing to complete a criminal background check if engaging with children.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Working with Children

Book Fairs

Book fairs are an excellent way to get books into children’s hands and homes to promote critical reading skills. Future Ready Columbus hosts several book fairs in the community throughout the year. There are many ways to contribute, including packing and unpacking books, and assisting children with their selections. You can make a book fair an unforgettable experience for a child!

Family Engagement Events

Future Ready Columbus participates in many family-centered events that promote early education, literacy, health, and well-being. You may be asked to greet attendees at a booth, hand out literature, serve refreshments, or assist children with arts and crafts activities. Whatever your role, our family engagement events allow you to interact with families in our community and connect them with the support services they need.

Planning & Administration

Parent Ambassador Taskforce

The Future Ready Columbus Parent Advisory Committee represents a diverse population of Franklin County families. The volunteer group provides our partners and us with valuable feedback on families’ needs and actions we can all take to ensure school readiness.

Family Engagement Packets Compilation

Spend a few hours in our office helping our staff assemble Family Engagement packets. These packets contain valuable resources for parents and caregivers that will make it more likely for their child to enter kindergarten ready. Bring a friend to multiply your impact and have fun working together.

Office Book Inventory (Data Entry) Assistance

Do you like performing data entry and clerical tasks? Our friendly team could use your help keeping track of our ever-changing inventory of books for children and families. We have a software inventory system that’s easy to use and requires only a few minutes of training.

For more information about Future Ready Columbus volunteering or internship opportunities,
please contact Alicia Moxley at Alicia.Moxley@frcbus.org or 614-689-2084.