Eposodic Volunteers

We love volunteers and throughout the year we have opportunities to help with a variety of events, outreach, our holiday gift drive and special committees.  If interested please contact Suku Shah at 610-478-8266 ext. 427.

All volunteers will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork, background checks, clearances, training and some may require fingerprinting.


The Children’s Home of Reading (CHOR) can help fulfill your college requirements while providing you with valuable experience. We offer a variety of UNPAID internships in areas such as clinical, administrative, and support staff.

Please contact our HR Department for further information.

The Children’s Home of Reading
1010 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
Tel.: 610-478-8266
Fax: 610-898-0242
Email: humanresources@choreading.org

Please note that if you are offered an internship at CHOR, you will need to provide the following information before you begin:

Copy of your school procedures and requirements governing internships
Intern Disclosure Statement (provided by CHOR)
Confidentiality Agreement (provided by CHOR)
Code of Ethics Agreement (provided by CHOR)
Proof of age *
Current PA Criminal History, DPW, FBI, & Child Abuse Clearance – we can help you request these clearances if needed.
Physical, UDS, and TB test results along with a letter or note from your physician indicating you are free and clear of communicable diseases.

* Some programs require you must be at least 21 years of age prior to start date.
** Additional requirements may exist for certain internships.

Foster Care & Adoption

Every child deserves a loving family!

Foster and Adoptive Parents also known as Resource Parents are the families who give so generously of their time, patience, love and laughter to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care. Thank you for making such a huge difference!

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