Vello Interest Form
Vello is the innovative, 1:1 virtual volunteer reading program from United Way that matches volunteer teams with local classrooms for guided reading support. Vello mobilizes passionate volunteers to practice reading with students for 30 minutes through a safe and secure digital interface. Together, students and volunteers read e-books using super simple screen sharing and audio.
Did you know that kids who are reading below grade level in third grade are almost 4 times more likely to drop out of high school than their on-level peers? There are passionate volunteers in the community ready and willing to help, but a lot of times the barrier of commutes and schedules make it nearly impossible. The Vello program is making a difference by removing these barriers. To learn more about Vello, visit
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State of Residence
How did you hear about Vello?
Read by 4th
I am a Reading Captain
This opportunity requires a criminal background check (for volunteers from all states), a child abuse history clearance (for volunteers residing in PA), and fingerprints (for volunteers who have resided in PA for less than 10 years ONLY). The cost of attaining clearances for the Vello program are covered by UWGPSNJ, and clearances are valid for five years. Do you have up-to-date clearances?
You do not need to have clearances prior to filling out this form. You will be sent different next steps based on your answer to this question.
Yes, and I can submit copies of my cleances to
No, but I can complete these clearances and understand they are a pre-requisite to volunteering with Vello.
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