About us

Passion and Commitment

Reading Friends Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution.

RFA was established at the end of 2021 and is 100% volunteer-run.
The idea of creating RFA was born in 2019, when we started volunteering in schools - we were surprised by how many students needed extra support, and to see how hard it was for the schools to engage and retain volunteers. Research confirmed that this is a widespread problem in the education sector, and prompted us to find a simple, practical and effective way to support both children and schools.

Meet The Team

We are a team of professionals bonded by a passion for education and a strong sense of social responsibility. Altogether, we have decades of experience in education, communication and human resources, management, administration, mental health, and children welfare.


Kind Words

“Children who have learnt to read, are able to further educate themselves, access better jobs, and grow into confident, independent adults, members of a healthier and more sustainable community.”

Luciana De Michiel - Founder

Join the team!

Share your time and enrich your life in a meaningful way by doing what you can, when you can. At RFA, we know firsthand how hard it is to fit it all in sometimes, that’s why we all enjoy great flexibility within our roles.

P 0415 939 205
Moss Vale, NSW, 2577
ABN 52 655 762 262
In the spirit of reconciliation Reading Friends Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.