Change starts with you.

You are completing this form because you have expressed interest in volunteering for the PENCIL Reading Program within Metro Nashville Public Schools. 

This registration form is ONLY for individuals who are looking to participate in the PENCIL Reading Program. Through the PENCIL Reading Program, volunteers are paired with elementary school students to work 30-minutes once a week, for a semester, on basic reading comprehension and discussion. There are currently 23 Metro Nashville Public Schools participating in this program.

If you would like to be a reading mentor at a Metro Nashville Public School not listed in the form below, please contact the school directly for opportunities. Reading mentors, NOT participating in the PENCIL Reading Program, can register HERE for a background check.

This current registration is NOT valid for any overnight/out-of-state field trips. If you are volunteering for an overnight/out-of-state field trip, please register HERE.

Please note that this is the FIRST OF TWO STEPS. You will receive an email after submitting this form that will provide a link to THE SECOND STEP, completing your background check. ALL information must be provided in order to process the background check.

Background check findings will be reviewed by MNPS. If you have any questions or concerns, please email volunteer@PENCIL615.org.